Muhirwe was kidnapped from Kaberebere town council in Isingiro district where he had gone to buy scholastic materials after spending the holidays at his uncles place. His kidnappers contacted his family demanding for ransom of Shillings 7 million.
Muhirwe was kidnapped from Kaberebere town council in Isingiro district where he had gone to buy scholastic materials after spending the holidays at his uncle's place. His kidnappers contacted his family demanding for ransom of Shillings 7 million.
The family notified police, which started investigating the matter. Samson Kasasira, the Rwizi Region Police spokesperson, says they recovered the deceased's decomposing body in a bush in Kyenyangi cell in Kaberebere town council this morning.
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Four suspects are in custody at Isingiro Police station in connection to the kidnap and subsequent murder of the minor. The suspects are Ronald Tumwijukye, a resident of Ruti cell in Mbarara municipality, Justus Kakuru from Katete in Mbarara Municipality, Douglas Katungi and a one Amutuhaire, all residents of Ruti.
Preliminary police investigations show that Douglas Katungi and Amutuhaire's phones were used to call to victim's parent for ransom. Ronald Tumwijukye, one of the suspects has reportedly confessed that they killed their victim when they realized that his parents were buying time to cause their arrest.
This is not the first kidnap for ransom in the country. Several people were kidnapped last year. The most prominent was the case of Susan Magara whose kidnappers demanded for Shillings 700M.
The kidnappers went ahead and killed Magara even after receiving the ransom from her father, John Magara and dumped her body in Kigo along the on the Southern bypass.