WAKISO – For Arch Rwego and his family, Tuesday, October 23, was a normal day like all the others.
Rwego, a sales manager at Boma Tiles, and his wife Dora, who is a sister to CID Director Grace Akello, had retired normally to their home in Kira Zone, Kiira Municipality, Wakiso District.
However, during the night, it started raining and within this period, thugs took advantage and scaled the fence of the home into the house.
Armed with knives and iron bars, they killed a dog found at home before breaking into the house through the behind door. They broke the glass of the main door and got keys left in the door to access the couple’s bedroom.
During this time, the neighbours could not hear since it was raining. Upon seeing the attackers, Rwego is said to have attempted to resist the attackers, forcing them to hack and stab him several times on the head and in the chest.
Subdued, the thugs made off with household items such as a TV set, clothes and money. Faced with a badly injured husband yet without any communication, since the thugs had taken away the phones, Dora rushed to Esella Country Hotel, which is in the vicinity. There she was able to get a phone that she used to call her father, who happens to stay around the area.
He came quickly and they took Rwego to Najjera Hospital but he died on his way due to excessive bleeding.
Kampala Metropolitan Police spokesman Luke Owoyesigire added that on introduction of the sniffer dogs, it was found out that the assailants had waited at a certain place for a long time before storming the house.
“The canine led experts to a place where the assailants took a long time while hiding and waiting to carry out their mission,” Owoyesigyire said.
He said that blood samples and fingerprints had been taken from the scene of crime to help in police investigation.
Kira Mayor Julius Nsubuga Mutebi urged government to help the local authorities to stem the rising cases of robberies in the area that have since started claiming lives. Last year in October, Simon Mulongo, a city lawyer, was hacked to death by unknown thugs as he entered his gate at around 4.30am.