Police investigate the death of Rukungiri couple

By Anthony Kushaba


Police in Rukungiri district is investigating circumstances surrounding the death of two residents.

The incident occurred in  Bugarama village, Kahoko Parish, Nyakagyeme Subcounty, Rukungiri district claiming the lives of  Stidia Turyatunga (35) and David Turyahikayo (57).

Kigezi regional police spokesperson Elly Maate says that the two were married but developed disagreements and the man shifted to Kyegegwa with another woman about 06 years ago, only to reappear on the 10th Nov 2021 with plans of selling the entire family land and shifting the family to Kyegegwa.

He adds that On  01st Dec 21 at around 1130hrs, David received money from a neighbor only identified as Allan, a land sale agreement was made but the wife objected and refused to sign.

She moved to her garden. After her refusal prompted the buyer to (Allan) move away with his money and the move annoyed her husband.

Out of anger, Turyahikayo reportedly got a panga,  sharpened it, and vowed to kill his wife whom he found in the garden, and cut her all over the body.

The wife was rushed to Nyakibale hospital where she was later in the evening pronounced dead prompting the locals to move in and lynch him. Maate says that the police have started investigations into the matter and the bodies have been taken to Rwakabengo health center for a postmortem as investigations into the matter continue.