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Mutuzo also told our reporter that she ordered the arrest of the eight suspects after preliminary investigations showed that after the arson attack, they ran away instead of helping to save the lives of the deceased family members.
A house where victims were burnt to ashes (Photo Credit Samuel Amanya)

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Eight more suspects have been arrested in connection to the arson on a house in Rubanda district, which claimed the life a mother and her three children. Rovinah Muheki, her children Edwin Tumworobere, 17, Resty West life Akampumuriza, 15, and Maria Ekinamushabire, 05 were burnt to ashes in their home in Habutorebe village in Butare parish in Muko sub-county on Saturday night last week.

The house is said to have been torched with petrol by the family head Vian Felix Ahimbisibwe alias Armstrong, 45 following a quarrel with his wife for alleged mismanagement of a shop leading to its collapse.  Ahimbimbisibwe fled the scene but was apprehended a day after while trying to escape.  

On Tuesday evening, police arrested eight more suspects in connection to the incident. The suspects are Christopher Magezi and his wife Evangilista NyanduuruBagirogwabusha, both parents of Ahimbisibwe, Anita Magezi, Leonarida Tusimomwe Buzireine, LestatutaTurinobusingye, Agatha Byaruhanga,Puriciilla

Bahereire and Evangilista Tibenderana, all relatives of the prime suspect.  

Tito Tugume, a resident told our reporter that the suspects were arrested on the orders of Peace Regis Mutuuzo, the Minister of State for Gender and Culture after holding a meeting with residents at the scene. Tugume says that residents told the minister that the suspects had prior knowledge of Ahimbisibwe’s plans but kept quiet.

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Mutuzo also told our reporter that she ordered the arrest of the eight suspects after preliminary investigations showed that after the arson attack, they ran away instead of helping to save the

lives of the deceased family members. Mutuzo also says that the suspects also skipped the vigil and burial service yet they are close relatives to the deceased.

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  Elly Maate, the Kigezi Region police spokesperson, says that the suspects are detained at

Rubanda Police station as investigations continue.



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