Security officials in Kabale tasked to improve on security in Rushaki ward

The Kabale District Deputy Speaker, John Paul Ahabwe, has asked security officials to improve on security in Rushaki ward of Southern Division in Kabale Municipality, in order to avert the increased crime rate in the area. Ahabwe, who is also the area district councilor, says that they report over seven cases of robbery, every week at Kabale Central police station. He however blames the police for the rising insecurity and crimes in the area saying that whenever habitual criminals are arrested, they are released from detention before they appear before…

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Crime preventer hangs himself in Rukiga

A Crime preventer in Kamwezi Sub County of Rukiga district has committed suicide by hanging himself. The deceased has been identified as, Eliab Tumuranze in his 30’s, a resident of Kinyamozi village in Kibanda parish of Rukiga district and a son to the area LC1 Chairperson, Stanley Rwendeire. The deceased was found today morning at around 11:00am, hanging in a piece of blanket, in his seating room. According to the Kamwezi Sub County Youth Councilor, Boaz Ainembabazi, residents became suspicious, when the deceased delayed to open his door. They later…

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Kabale Grade one magistrate remands 7 people to Ndorwa prison

The Kabale Grade one magistrate, His worship Raphael Vueni, has today remanded seven people to Ndorwa government prison on charges of malicious damage. The suspects are, John Muhumuza, Robert Habasa, Ben Bangirana, Joseph Kanyesigye, Callist Tumuramye, Aprinarious Tirwakunda and one only identified as Brian. Prosecution told court today that on 31st March 2018, while at Kahunyira cell in Nyarurambi parish of Rwamucucu Sub County, Rukiga district, the seven suspects allegedly cut down two and a half acres of banana plantation belonging to one of the area, Frank Kyerere Besigye. When…

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Brother Spears Sister to Death Over Land

Police in Kanungu district is holding a 28 year old man for allegedly murdering his biological sister. The suspect; Robert Nohiri, a resident of Nyarushanje cell, Muramba parish of Rutenga Sub County in Kanungu district is alleged to have speared his sister Claire Kyarikunda, on Easter Monday, after she demanded to know why he had planted beans in her garden. The deceased is said to have harvested millet from her piece of land before going to Bunyoro region, but on returning, she found out that her brother had planted beans…

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Mbarara’s Most Wanted Robber Killed

Mbarara ‘s most wanted robber has died barely hours after being arrested by Police in Mbarara . The deceased had been arrested in the wee hours of Wednesday after several months on the run. According to Mbarara district police commander Jaffar Magyezi, Hussein Guma was the most wanted robber in the area having masterminded several robberies in Mbarara and Bushenyi area. Magyezi says that they worked with the Flying Squad to have the suspected arrested after getting intelligence that he was at his home in KateteNyamitanga division on Wednesday. He…

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ISO Hands Over Suspects in Finnish National’s Death

The Internal Security Organization has handed over to Police five people suspected of having a role in the death of a Finish national Teräsvuori Juha Petteri. The five who have been in detention for more than a month include, Carol Alinda, Faridah Nakaye, Apollo Kyabagye, Musa Nyanzi and Fatima Kabagambe, who are suspected of conniving to end the life of the Finnish investor, who had reportedly travelled to Uganda to meet the head of Internal Security Organization, Col. Fred Bagyenda. Teräsvuori had been arrested on accusations that he had travelled…

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Former MP Kipoi Extradited to Uganda

Former Bubulo Member of Parliament, Tony Nsubuga Kipoi is set to be deported today to face trial in Uganda. He is wanted by the General Court Martial in Uganda to stand trial for treason. Government spokesman Ofwono Opondo has said in a tweet that Kipoi has been detained since his arrest last month by Botswana authorities. Opondo says that Kipoi Nsubuga is due to be delivered at Entebbe today from Botswana following negotiations by Uganda’s External Security Organization-ESO. Kipoi who was arrested in the first week of February is accused…

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Rubanda businessman killed

Police in Rubanda district is investigating the circumstances under which a 20 year old businessman was killed by yet to be identified assailants. Anthony Saturday, a resident of Kitwego cell Kacerere parish in Bufundi sub county, Rubandi district was today morning at around 7:00am found lying unconscious along the way, a few meters to his home.  He was rushed to Rugarama hospital in Kabale town, but died on arrival. The Police Spokesperson for Kigezi region, Elly Maate says that assailants used a blunt object to crash the deceased’s head and…

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Bukomansimbi Murder Suspects Escape From Court

Two key suspects in the recent wave of murders and robberies that occurred in the greater Masaka sub-region have today afternoon escaped from court. Musa Galiwango and Muhammad Kidawalime had been arrested as part of a group that attacked four villages in Lwengo and Bukomansimbi districts killings five people on New Year’s Day. The suspects had been produced before Masaka Chief Magistrate’s court for the mention of the case before committal to the High Court.  Drama ensued inside a fully-packed courtroom when the duo went on a rampage and suddenly…

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Suspected chicken thief lynched in Kanungu

An angry mob in Kanungu district has in the wee hours of today morning lynched a man in his 30’s accusing him of allegedly stealing a hen. The deceased has been identified as, Micheal Tumwesigye, a resident of Central cell, in Butogota town council, Kanungu district.   The deceased was intercepted and stoned to death at around 03:00am at Bugongo cell in Kihihi town council while fleeing from Nyamwegabira where he had allegedly stolen a hen. The police spokesperson for Kigezi Region, Elly Maate confirms the incident saying that police has…

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