RUKUNGIRI – Rukungiri District police are investigating circumstances under which two people were killed under unclear circumstances.
Gerald Tumwesigye 24, a resident of Rutooma B cell in Ibanda Parish Nyarushanje Sub-County Rukungiri district, a boda-boda rider at Ahamuginda stage in Nyarushanje Trading Centre, was on Wednesday, October 02/2019 discovered dead in his bedroom.
Tumwesigye’s mother Stellah Tumusime found her son lying dead and made an alarm that attracted the neighbours who through the area Parish Chairperson Fred Kagyenzi reported the matter to Nyarushanje Police Post.
Rukungiri District Police Commander Moses Nanoka and the OC CID visited the crime scene and arrested two suspects.
The suspects have been identified as Rodgers Muhwezi and Derrick Nyesiga both residents of the same area who are currently detained at Rukungiri Police Station.
Police says Tumwesigye could have been killed on Monday night 30/09/2019 and the assailants took off with his motorcycle.
Mr. Nanoka advised the residents to observe neighbourhood watch if they are to iron out wrong elements from their communities and maintain sanity.
“As area leaders it’s your responsibility together with the residents to form security committees that will help iron one out wrong elements from the community” Mr. Nanoka advised.
Rukungiri Police is also investigating circumstances under which a 64 year-old-man was killed. The deceased is Paskari Kanyankore a resident of Nyakahanga cell Masya Parish Nyakagyeme Sub county Rukungiri District.
According to police the incident happened on Tuesday 01/10/2019 at about 4:00p.m.
It is alleged that Ronald Akankwasa 32, a biological son to the deceased found his father lying dead in a pool of blood in his bedroom.
Akankwasa reported the matter to the Chairperson LC1.
Police consequently arrested Akankwasa and his brother Nyesiga Bonevenkyo to help in the investigations.
It is alleged that the dual wanted to rob their father of his cows and money.
The case has been registered at Rukungiri Police Station reference number CRB: 1292/2019.
Elly Maate the Kigezi Region Police spokesman cautioned the residents to desist from lawlessness and mob justice adding that this won’t help solve their problems.
“We are working hard to ensure that the cases are well investigated and brought to book,” said Mr. Maate.