RUKUNGIRI BAR OWNER ARRESTED FOR KILLING 26-YEAR-OLD MAN WITH PANGA
By Ambrose Kweronda
Police in Rukungiri are investigating circumstances surrounding the death of a 26-year-old man who was allegedly stabbed with a panga by a bar owner.
Elly Maate the Kigezi Region Police Spokesperson identified the deceased as Elias Twesigye a resident of Kajumera cell Katonya parish Nyakishenyi sub county Rukungiri district.
The deceased was allegedly stabbed with a panga by Augustine Turyahebwa Alias Turyatunga 20 years of Rwangura cell Katonya parish Nyakishenyi sub county Rukungiri district.
Maate said that on 22/02/2023, at about 11:00pm in Omukarere trading center Nyakishenyi, the decease together with his friend Julius Mukene entered into the bar of the accused possessing panga’s while were from work.
After entering the bar, they ordered for a glass of waragi and the bar owner told them that he wasn’t going to serve them more waragi unless they handed over the panga’s to him which they did.
Maate said that later, when they asked for their panga’s to leave, the bar owner refused to give them back.
Julius Mukene himself left the bar meanwhile the deceased remained in the bar demanding for his panga.
ASP Maate narrated that at around midnight, Byamukama Bosco the biological father of Augustine Turyahebwa while in bed heard a big bang on his door and a voice of his son Augustine calling him and told him that he had just killed Twesigye the son of Kareho in his own bar at Omukarere trading center.
Police of Nyakishenyi was notified by Jackline Twebaze, scene was visited and examined.
Postmortem done and suspect arrested while Inquiries underway.