The body of Safi Mwiringire, a resident of Kyabitaka village in the Kyangwali refugee settlement area was found dumped in a sweet potato garden with fresh wounds on the head and face an indication that he was hit with a blunt object. The body was discovered on Friday evening.
Refugees at Kyangwali Settlement area. Photo by Emmanuel Okello.
Congolese refugee who went missing from Kyangwali refugee settlement area in
Kyangwali sub county Kikuube district has been found dead.
The body of
Safi Mwiringire, a resident of Kyabitaka village in the Kyangwali refugee
settlement area was found dumped in a sweet potato garden with fresh wounds on
the head and face. The body
was discovered on Friday evening.
Mukamaana, the child’s mother told Uganda Radio Network - URN that her son went
missing on February 16, 2021 from within Kyangwali Refugee settlement area as he
went to play with his colleagues.
for her child to return home in vain, she reported a case of missing person at
Kyangwali Police station on February 17,2021.
Friday, as the search for the child intensified, the body was found dumped in a
potato garden a few meters from the child’s home.
Hakiza, the Albertine region Police spokesperson says one suspect has so far
been apprehended to help police with further investigations. The suspect
is 14-year-old Congolese refugee who is also attached to Kyangwali refugee
He says the
suspect was last seen with the murdered child on the fateful day when he
disappeared from home. Hakiza says
upon his arrest, the suspect led a team of detectives to where he killed the
child and dumped his body in a potato garden before covering the body with
Hakiza, the suspect used a sharp object to hit the child in the head and face. The suspect
was immediately whisked to Kyangwali Police station where he is being detained.
body of the child has been handed over to the relatives for burial after
postmortem had been done