Village Chairperson killed in Cold blood over land wrangles


RUKUNGIRI– The Police in Rukungiri district have in custody a 29 year old resident of Kyaruhotora cell in Burora parish, Nyarushanje Sub county in Rukungiri district on allegations of killing the village Chairperson.

The suspect is Tumanye Kennedy who is suspected to have knowledge about death of Samuel Nabimanya 46 the village Chairperson.

According to Elly Maate the Kigezi Region Police Spokesperson, on the 23rd July 2021 at around 5pm, Nabimanya left his first home heading to Kabihi trading center for work to enforce the presidential directives on COVID-19 pandemic.

Maate adds that the deceased’s first wife Beinomugisha Jacklin 35 waited for him but he didn’t show up and the wife thought that he could have gone to spend a night at the second wife’s home.

It was Saturday morning at around 7am, when she instead recieved information that a certain body was lying on the way to her home and dropped into tears upon finding her husband dead.

According to residents, Tumanye (the suspect) a nephew to the deceased had a long term conflict with the deceased which had even been reported to police. 

This prompted Police to search Tumanye’s home where they discovered blood stained clothes therein pending to be taken to GAL.

Postmortem was done and body handed over to the relatives for burial.

Inquiries have commenced to establish the likely actual motive and all those involved so that are brought to book.

The case of murder by cutting has since been registered at Rukungiri Central police station under reference number CRB 1152/2021.