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Kaziiba LC II Chairperson Remanded Over Murder

Herworship Namuyanja said the accused was not allowed to take plea before the magistrate’s court that has no jurisdiction to try capital offences.
Ben Taremwa at Ntungamo Police Station.

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The Kiziiba LC II chairperson in Nyakyera sub county in Ntungamo, Ben Tarimwima Kyamugara has been charged with manslaughter and remanded to Ntungamo government prison.

Tarimwima, appeared before the Magistrate’s courton Friday in Ntungamo presided over by Magistrate Grade I Nazifa Namuyanja.

The Kiziiba LC II chairperson was charged with manslaughter cartegorised as a 3rd degree murder.

Court heard that Tarimwina on 8th May 2020, together with others still at large, while at Igorora Primary School allegedly killed Peter Byamugisha after finding him eating a sugar cane inside the school  store.

Byamugisha was a resident of Kishojwa village Kiziiba parish Nyakyera sub county Ruhama County in Ntungamo district.

It is alleged that Tarimwima led the mob that tied Byamugisha’s arms to the back, beat him severely on the stomach using sticks and stones  to force him confess where he had gotten the sugar cane until he died after over 5 hours.

The Magistrate Namuyanja said the accused was not allowed to take plea before the magistrate’s court that has no jurisdiction to try capital offences.

He was remanded until 22nd July 2020 when his case shall appear before the court for mention.

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