Five Held in Kabale for Murdering Family Head

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According to Police, preliminary investigations indicate that the family members had issues with their father relating to family land. They however did not report the deceased’s disappearance to the local authorities or the police.

Police in Kabale district is holding five family members on charges of murdering the head of their family.

Those are arrested are accused of Murdering John Byabashaija (65), a resident of Kamukungu village, Kamuganguzi Sub county in Kabale district.

The suspects include Lydia Byabashaija (60) the wife to the deceased, Jimmy Tayebwa (24), Gilbert Niwamanya (21), Deborah Tindimwebwa (17) and Laban Tanyama (16) all children of the deceased.

The deceased is said to have left home on Sunday and hios shereabouts remained unknown until monday when his body was found floating in Rujuta stream by the locals. 

According to Police, preliminary investigations indicate that the family members had issues with their father relating to family land. They however did not report the deceased’s disappearance to the local authorities or the police.

Kigezi regional Police spokesperson Elly Maate told Uganda radio network that the police has initiated investigations into the matter to ensure that the culprits are brought to book.

Maate says that all those who resort to the use of unlawful means of handling issues cannot go unpunished as the police will not hesitate to have them arrested and arraigned in court.

 

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Anthony Kushaba
For Anthony Kushaba, journalism is not just a job; it is a calling. Kushaba believes journalism is one of the few platforms where the views of the oppressed and margainalised can be heard. This is what his journalism aims to do: bring to light untold stories.

Kushaba is the Mbarara region URN bureau chief. Mitooma, Ntungamo, Bushenyi, Sheema, Isingiro, and Kiruhura districts fall under his docket. Kushaba has been a URN staff member since 2012.

Kushaba is a journalism graduate from Uganda Christian University Study Centre at Bishop Barham College in Kabale. Before joining URN, Kushaba worked with Voice of Kigezi (2008), Bushenyi FM (2010) and later on to Voice of Muhabura.

Kushaba's journalism interests centre on conflict, peace and electoral reporting. Kushaba occasionally writes on tourism, health, religion and education. He describes himself as highly driven and will pursue a tip until it yields a story.