By Ambrose Kweronda
Police in Rukungiri are hunting for unknown arsonists who attacked a family with fire that led to death of an 85 year old man while three others are treating burns.
The deceased, also the head of the family is Batwaza Porikaripo a resident of Nkanga village, Ndere Parish in Ruhinda Sub County, Rukungiri District.
According to Elly Maate the Kigezi Region Police spokesperson, unknown people attacked the family on Friday night at around 10PM and when the wife opened to pick some items delivered from Kampala the arsonists claimed, they threw can of fire at her.
Maate added that the lady ran back to her bedroom and the fire spread to the rest of the house burning the four occupants.
They were later on rushed to Case Medicals Rukungiri where the family head Batwaza Porikaripo died from on Saturday.
Sources from the village indicate that the attack could have been ignited by land wrangles.
Rukungiri Central Police station has already registered an Arson case on Reference number CRB 888/2021 as the hunt for arsonists and their motive commence
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