Rukungiri CIID Boss, 17 Others Face Murder Charges

2018 Views Rukungiri, Western Region, Uganda

In short
Kigezi Regional Police Spokesperson Elly Maate says the group is suspected of killing Joel Sigirenda, a vendor whose body was dumped in a drainage channel at Kagogo, Northern Ward A, Rukungiri Municipality on May 18.

Eighteen people, among them the officer in charge of the Criminal Intelligence and Investigations Department in Rukungiri district have been arrested for murder.

Kigezi Regional Police Spokesperson Elly Maate says the group is suspected of killing Joel Sigirenda, a vendor whose body was dumped in a drainage channel at Kagogo, Northern Ward A, Rukungiri Municipality on May 18.

Some of the arrested suspects are people who identified the deceased whose identity had puzzled both police and residents for over a month. To date, Sigirenda's body is still held by Police awaiting relatives to claim it.

It is alleged that on fateful day, Sigirenda had trespassed into Kagogo coffee factory between 8 and 10pm where he was beaten to death.  Maate says the arrested individuals could have aided in either the attack or the disposal of the body, while others concealed information about the attack.

He adds that Police are looking for Denis Ngabirano, the owner of Kagogo coffee factory and Frank Turamye, an officer attached to the Criminal Investigations Department of Rukungiri, who are currently on the run.
 

 

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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.

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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.

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