MBARARA – The Police in Kamwenge district on Monday arrested five people of the same family, suspecting them to have connived in the murder of Alex Kagyendo, the LC I Chairperson of Mahani village in Mahani parish Nkoma-Kataryeba Town Council.
Kagyendo, 55, was the family head of the suspects’ family.
Emmanuel Kanusu, the Kamwenge Acting District Police Commander – DPC, identified the suspects as Felista Atuhaire, the deceased’s first wife, Evelyn Atuhaire, the second wife and their sons – Chrispas Ndyabahika, Julius Twesigye and Assiati Katusiime – a bar owner in Mahani trading centre.
Anania Tindyebwa, the deceased’s son in-law, who is also implicated in the murder, is said to be on the run.
According to Kanusu, it is alleged that the five family members connived to kill Kagyendo, following unsettled five years of domestic violence and wrangles amongst the family members.
The DPC said that the incident happened on the night of December 17 but a night watchman who was leaving his place of duty, discovered the body of a severely stabbed man, the following day.
Kanusu insisted that the suspects would help police in its investigations.
Meanwhile, Police in Kapchorwa are holding a young man accused of hacking his father to death. The suspect, only identified as 27-year-old Latif, a resident of Kapchesot village, Kawowo Sub County in Kapchorwa district, is believed to have killed his father on Monday.
Karim Musani, the LC I chairperson of Kapchesot village explains on Monday evening, entered the house of his father 80-year-old Juma Hussein. Musani explain that Hussein returned home around 9.30 pm and upon entering the house, the suspect hacked him repeatedly on the head using a cutlass.
“After killing his father Latif made an alarm which attracted the neighbors before taking off to Sipi police post in Kapchorwa district,” Musani told URN in Kapchorwa. Musani explains that Latif’s father had earlier on reported his son to the police for the theft of 50kg of dried Coffee.
Fredmark Chesang, the Sipi Region Police Spokesperson, says that the suspect is locked up at Kapchorwa Central Police Station as investigations are ongoing. “We are finalizing our investigations and the suspect will be taken to court for trial,” said Chesang.
Chesang has advised the children to be disciplined by respecting respect their parents and avoiding taking the law into their hands. According to Chesang, a similar incident occurred in January 2022 when a young man ended the life of 61-year-old Kasumbayin over land-related issues in Kaptanya Sub County, Kapchorwa district.
Additional reporting by URN