By Twesigye Aggrey
The police in Mbarara City have arrested seven people in connection with the murder of Denise Asiimwe 33years ,a carpenter and a resident of Katete central cell,Katete ward in Mbarara City south division.
The Rwizi Regional police Spokesperson,SP Samson Kasasira,said the suspects were picked from their homes on Saturday.
Kasasira identified the suspects as; Seth Mwesigwa , 33 years a boda boda rider ,Rosemary Kamatenesi 49 years,Isma Muhoozi 27 years,Halima Kyosimire 27 years,Jalia Nakabugo 16 years, Gilbert Bukenya 24 years and Olivia Komukama 22 years all residents of Katete central Cell ,Katete ward in Mbarara City south Division.
He said the deceased was beaten and assaulted to death using a sharp and blunt object before his body was dumped besides the road in Katete Central cell on 24th,June,2023.
Kasasira further shared that the body of deceased was then conveyed to Mbarara regional referral hospital for a postmortem report as police initiates investigations into the matter.
According to a 2022 police report,a total of 953 cases of murder by Mob action were reported to police during the year as compared to 759 cases reported in 2021 , giving an increase of 25.5%.
Victims of mob action were mainly suspected to have committed common offences including theft , robbery,murder, witchcraft and burglary, according to the report.