Isingiro Man Kills Colleague Over UGX 2000 Debt

1941 Views Mbarara, Uganda

In short
While at Rukoma village in Kasaana Parish Birere Sub-County Isingiro district the two first exchanged blows but the deceased was over powered and suffocated to death in a banana plantation.

Police in Isingiro district are hunting for a man who allegedly hacked a colleague to death after failure to pay a 2000 Shillings debt.

Alex Beinomugisha, 39, the suspect is said to have engaged 17 year old Isaac Birungi in a fight on Saturday afternoon after he allegedly demanded for his 2000 Shilings in vain. The fight took place at Rukoma village, Birere Sub-County in Isingiro district.

The two first exchanged blows but the deceased was overpowered and deserted in a banana plantation. After the incident, the suspect reportedly took off and moments later, the deceased was found dead.
Milton Nkwasibwe, the officer in charge of Birere police post told our reporter that the locals reported the matter to police and that the police have since then launched a man hunt for the suspect.
He says that the deceased's body has been taken to Mbarara regional referral hospital mortuary for a post-mortem.
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Isingiro district police commander Moses Muzima says that police from Isingiro police station have moved in and are working with the locals to track down the suspect to face justice.
Maurice Rakasori a brother to deceased says that the   two were close friends and wonders why they had to fight over a small amount of money. He says that the deceased had dropped out of school and instead doing casual work.


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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.