Four held over murder in Rukungiri

By Anthony Kushaba

Police in Rukungiri have four suspects in custody for questioning, over an alleged suspected murder of a 43 years old Martin Tindimweba a motorcyclist resident of Rugyendwa village Kyamakanda parish Buyanja sub county Rukungiri district.

It’s alleged that the deceased was last seen at Rugyendwa pub on 19/09/2022 at around 20:00hrs and on 20/09/ 2022 at around 0700hrs, school going children identified his body in a stream along Omukikazi to Omukayaga trading centre about 150-meters to his home, with his motorcycle registration number UEB 828Y Bajaj boxer red in colour.

They notified the elder brother one Moses Niwamanya Itareba who instead of reporting to Police tampered with the scene by removing the body to the home of the deceased for yet to be known motives.

Kigezi regional police Spokesperson Elly Maate says that the incident leaked to the area chairperson one Ntwiga Deo who reported an incident of death by drowning at Buyanja police station and Cps Rukungiri was accordingly informed for further management.

The scene of crime was visited and documented by the DCID/O, and team which established the reported incident to be murder.

The motorcycle,helmet, two phones and clothes were picked from the scene (stream), body was picked from the home and taken to Rwakabengo health center III for Postmortem to ascertain the actual cause of the death.

The four suspects arrested are Niwamanya Moses Itareba who ordered for the removal of the body from the scene and alleged to have had a land conflict suspected to be the reason for the murder,Niwamanya Fred 28 years,Mayumba Denis 40 years and,Niwagaba Martin 30 years, the ones Moses used remove the body from the scene.