Three Held in Mbarara Over Murder

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Jotham Muhanguzi, the son to the deceased says his father was last seen with the suspects, which places them in a better position to explain circumstances surrounding his death.

Mbarara Police are holding three suspects in connection to the death of 43-year- old Eliazer Muhanguzi, a resident of  Ekimoma village in Kagongi Sub-county. The suspects are William Nduhura, Bernard Tukamuhebwa and Ndona Barigye, all residents of Ekimoma village.

 
The suspects were picked up on Wednesday afternoon after Muhanguzi's lifeless body was found lying in a pool of blood. The trio is suspected to have waylaid the suspect and hacked him to death following a disagreement that started at a drinking joint on Tuesday evening.

 
Jotham Muhanguzi, the son to the deceased says his father was last seen with the suspects, which places them in a better position to explain circumstances surrounding his death. Herbert Nabasa, the Officer in Charge of Criminal Investigations Officer Rubindi Police Station, says they are holding the suspects to help with police investigations.

 
Nabasa reveals that they have handed over Musinguzi's body to Mbarara Regional Referral Hospital for postmortem. Jaffar Magyezi, the Mbarara District Police Commander, says the suspects are in custody at Mbarara Central Police Station.
 
 
This is the second murder in Mbarara district within a space of less than a month. On March 29th, 2017, a prominent businesswoman in Mbarara municipality Naume Bwengye was strangled to death by unidentified thugs. The assailants found Bwengye in her shop in Andrews's cell in Kakiika Division and strangled her to death using a rope before making off with unspecified amount of money.  
 
 
The attackers disguised themselves as fruit vendors to access her shop.

 

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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.