KANUNGU! 39-year-old man hacked to death, one suspect arrested


Police in Kanungu are investigating circumstances under which a 39-year old man was allegedly assaulted to death.

ASP. Elly Maate the Kigezi Region Police Spokesperson identified the deceased as Moses Tugume a resident of Matanda 1 cell Kihihi sub county Kanungu district.

According to Maate, it’s alleged that on the 04th 12  2023, at 10:00pm, in Kirinza trading centre, Kiruruma village in Kanungu district, the deceased was drinking at the bar of one Mwetonda William in the company of David  a brother, Musiibe and Christopher.

The deceased developed a quarrel  with Musiibe.

Elly Maate added that Christopher warned Musiibe to leave  the deceased, later at 10:00pm, the trio left the bar and went home but the deceased didn’t reach home.

The mother of the  deceased one  Tindamanyire on  the 05th 12 2023, searched for the son and  relatives at the trading  center and friends all was in vain. 

Maate said that’s when she reported a case of disappearance of his son at Kihihi police station.

However on 06th 12. 2023 at about 11:00am at Kayembe village, when Kato Rosemary had gone to tie her goats in the nearby bush, discovered the dead body and Informed other people including the LC1 chairperson of  Kayembe who identified the body as that of Tugume Moses and matters were reported to Kihihi police station. 

Scene was visited by a team of detectives and socco Kihihi police station, sketch plan drawn and scene photographed.

Body was taken to Kihihi  mortuary for postmortem and handed over to relatives for decent burial.

Maate confirmed that one suspect David Nkwasibwe was arrested for investigations and his colleague one Musiibe still at large.

Body had stub wounds, scratches with a half cut neck.