Two Rwandan Nationals found Dead in Hotel

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Their stripped bodies were found lying next to a saucepan of boiling beans on a s stove rising fears that they could have suffocated to death.

Two Rwandan nationals have died under mysterious circumstances at a hotel in Kisoro town. The deceased, only identified as Bahati and Nteziyaremye, were found dead on Thursday morning at Amahoro hotel where they were employed. Their stripped bodies were found lying next to a saucepan of boiling beans on a stove rising fears that they could have suffocated to death. Augustine Mbonigaba, the LC I chairperson Karumena cell where Amahoro hotel is found says, residents became suspicious when they waited for the men to wake up in vain.

He says that police has picked up Murorunkwere, the proprietor of Amahoro Hotel and his Sister Ruth Nyirarugero to help with investigations into the mystery deaths. Before they were picked up by police, Nyirarugero told URN that the deceased went to bed last evening in good health. Nyirarugero said that she checked on the deceased at 5am on Thursday morning but they told her that they were not feeling well and were unable to work. She claimed that she left them to rest, but only to find them dead 30 minutes later, when she came to check on them.

Nyirarugero suspects that the two men could have died as a result of heavy alcohol consumption. Bosco Otim, the Kisoro District Police Commander says that preliminary investigations show that the two men were occupying a poorly ventilated house, where they were also boiling beans on a charcoal stove. He says that efforts are underway to take the bodies of the deceased for a postmortem to ascertain the cause of death of the two men. Otim says that business people in Kisoro town have a tendency of employing casual laborers from Rwanda and Democratic Republic of Congo because of cheap labour.


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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.