ONE HELD IN KABALE FOR KILLING BIOLOGICAL MOTHER OVER WITCHCRAFT ALLEGATIONS
By Kweronda Ambrose
Police in Kabale are holding a man for the alleged murder of her 50 years old biological mother.
ASP Elly Maate the Kigezi region Police spokesman has identified the suspect is one Benon Tumwesigye a male adult resident of Hakabungo cell Mukalange ward Katuna town council, who is alleged to have used a hoe to hit his mother on the head killing her on the spot
The deceased has been identified as Provia Busingye a Rwandan national of the same address.
Maate explains the suspect divorced his wife and she went back to her parent’s home in Rwanda while pregnant.
He further explains that 05/02/2023,the estranged wife suffered a still birth which led the suspect to start accusing his own mother of have bewitched his wife
On 06/02/2023, at around 02:00AM while the deceased, her other daughter, the suspect, and others were at home preparing to go for the burial of the said child in Rwanda, the suspect attacked the deceased, hitting her with a hoe on the head several times, killing her instantly.
Police at Katuna police station were notified, and the scene was visited this morning by the Kabale team and documented.
Exhibits of two hoes with suspected blood stains were recovered at the crime scene, the body was retrieved and conveyed to Kabale referral hospital mortuary for postmortem.
Suspect was arrested and inquiries are ongoing.