A 20-year-old man in Mbarara is in police custody for allegedly killing his friend for failure to pay back 2,000 Shillings. Anatori Kakuru, a bar manager at Ever Smart Lodges reportedly stabbed 26-year-old Amon Ariyo, also a manager at a nearby Byafirigo Bar and Lodges in Kijungu cell-Kakoba division in Mbarara Municipality.
Anatori Kakuru, a bar manager at Ever Smart Lodges reportedly stabbed 26-year-old Amon Ariyo, also a manager at a nearby Byafirigo Bar and Lodges in Kijungu cell-Kakoba division in Mbarara Municipality.
According to police, the incident occurred while the two engaged in a fight on Friday over the money. Kakuru is said to have picked a knife and stabbed Ariyo in the chest.
Ariyo was pronounced dead moments later as arrangements to take him to Mbarara regional referral hospital were underway.
Medius Katusiime, a resident of the area says that the two have been close friends and wonders why they had to fight over that little money.
Police moved in quickly to disperse angry residents who were mobilising to lynch the suspect.
Samson Kasasira, the Rwizi region police spokesperson, says that police are investigating the matter. Kasasira says that the suspect is being held at Mbarara Central Police Station while the deceased's body was taken to Mbarara regional referral hospital for a postmortem.
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