Rukungiri Man Held over Death of His Children

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In short
30 year old Mellius Kamanzi is accused of being negligent, an act that resulted into the death of his children Purity Ikiriza (6) Blessed Aryatwijuka (4) and Oswald Sasirabo (2). The three died in a fire that gutted their home in Rwakatera village, in Ruhinda Sub County on the night of February 11th 2014.

Police in the south western district of Rukungiri is holding a man over the death of his three children.
 
30 year old Mellius Kamanzi is accused of being negligent, an act that resulted into the death of his children Purity Ikiriza (6) Blessed Aryatwijuka (4) and Oswald Sasirabo (2). The three died in a fire that gutted their home in Rwakatera village, in Ruhinda Sub County on the night of February 11th 2014.

The fire is said to have started from a charcoal stove which remained lit in the grass thatched house. It then extended to piles of charcoal sacks which were stored in the same house.

At the time of the tragedy, kamanzi was reported to be drunk, a state which could not enable him ensure that the fire was put out before the family went to bed.
The single father is now accused of failing to take care of his offspring.

Kigezi regional police commander Elly Maate told Uganda Radio network that the police have arrested the family head as investigations in the matter continue.

Maate reveals that Kamanzi  faces charges of causing death by negligence.

 

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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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