Kabale Student Held for Murder

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In short
Peter Rukundo, 20 a senior five student, is alleged to have murdered Daniel Munanura 78 of Rushambya village in Kanjobe parish Kyanamira Sub County in Kabale district.

 
Police in Kabale district have arrested a student of Kigata High school for allegedly killing  his grandfather over a land wrangle.
 
Peter Rukundo, (20) a senior five student, is alleged to have murdered Daniel Munanura (78) of Rushambya village in Kanjobe parish Kyanamira Sub County in Kabale district.
 
The suspect reportedly waylaid his grandfather on Sunday night as he was leaving the bar and hit him with a club. He accused him of trying to repossess land which he had given to their late father.
 
Rukundo says his grandfather has for long threatened to kill him and his siblings if at all they blocked him from selling the land in question.

James Aryaija, a neighbor to the two families says the suspects family has not been in terms with the deceased since he made it public that he wanted to repossess the land.

Kigezi Regional Police Spokesperson Elly Maate told Uganda Radio Network that the police have picked the student and is being held at Kabale central Police station.

 

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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.