Tugumisirize reportedly developed a quarrel with his wife Ruth Owakubariho, which resulted in a fight. Tugumisirize assaulted Owakubariho with a hoe leaving her unconscious. He fled into hiding in Queen Elizabeth national park after realizing that Owakubariho was bleeding profusely.
Kigezi police are
investigating the murder of two people in separate incidents by their family
members. The first incident occurred in Rwesigiro village, Kikarara
parish Bwambara sub-county Rukungiri district around 10 PM on Saturday where 33-year-old
Pius Tugumisiriz met death at the hands of his wife and children.
reportedly developed a quarrel with his wife Ruth Owakubariho, which resulted
in a fight. Tugumisirize assaulted Owakubariho with a hoe leaving her
unconscious. He fled into hiding in Queen
Elizabeth national park after realizing that Owakubariho was bleeding profusely.
His ten-year-old son followed him to his hideout and assaulted him with the same hoe on the
head. Tugumisirize was later found unconscious and rushed to Kirarara clinic
while bleeding profusely. He passed on Sunday.
His son fled into hiding. Investigations are ongoing at Rukungiri police station under file number CRB 1154/2021.
happened on July 19, 2021, at Kanyeganyegye village in Kashakye parish, Kamwezi
sub-county in Rukiga district when four sisters ganged up against their
61-year-old brother, Ibrahim Kato Mugwanya.
The deceased’s neighbour, Wallen
Karakure, says that Mugwanya found his sisters digging on their family land. Karakure says that Mugwanya chased them away arguing that they are not supposed
to utilize the land because it was not given to them by their late parents. A fight
erupted and in the process, Mugwanya was hit with a hoe on the forehead and
He was rushed to Nyakihanga Church of Uganda health center II for treatment but
died on Sunday morning. The police are
investigating the incident at Rukiga police station under file number CRB
359/2021. Elly Maate, the Kigezi Region Police Spokesperson, says that they
have already arrested Owakubariho who is locked up at Rukungiri police station.
Maate also says that they have arrested one of Mugwanya’s sisters and the
search for the remaining three is ongoing.