RUKUNGIRI! 65-year-old retired veterinary officer kills lover over mobile phone


Police in Rukungiri have arrested retired veterinary officer one George Tindiwengi Bitambeki 65 years a retired veterinary officer, for the alleged murder of one Olivia Tumusiime 54 years both residents of Kababagi cell Kicence parish Nyakishenyi sub county Rukungiri district.

According to ASP. Elly Maate the Kigezi Region Police Spokesperson, it’s alleged that on the 24th July 2023 at around 6:00pm at Nyakishoroza trading centre, Kacence parish, Nyakishenyi sub county in Rukungiri district, the deceased was in possession of a phone of her lover Tindiwegi George Bitambeki while in the company of the young grandson one Basiima Ezra (11years).

Maate told journalists that the suspect’s daughter Prevous  rang on the phone wanting her father. 

He added that the deceased together with Basiime Ezra took the phone to the suspect at his home and after handing over the phone to the suspect the deceased remained with the suspect at his home.

Then at the night of 24-25/07/2023, the two fought for the phone of which the deceased had spent some days with it and she wanted to go back with it. 

Maate revealed that the suspect seriously assaulted her using a grazing stick (enkoni) and the deceased left the scene and meanwhile going to her home ,she collapsed at the compound of Tukamushaba Costance.

Tukamushaba Costance informed her neighbor one Tumwakire Alex who responded to help her and they took the deceased in the house of Costance where she died from. 

The chairperson was alerted and  reported to police.

A case was reported at Nyakishenyi police station  by Ijugo Africano the area chairperson,

crime scene visited and documented, suspect was arrested and body taken to Rwakabengo health center III mortuary for postmortem.