Man Kills Friend Over UGX 2000 Debt

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In short
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.

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.
 
 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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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.