RUKUNGIRI! Man kills son over food


Police in Rukungiri have arrested a 30 years old man for allegedly assaulting his eight years old child to death.

The suspect is Denis Asiimwe and the victim is Isaac Tukamushaba both residents of Nyakitabata village Kakindo parish Bugangari sub county in  Rukungiri district.

ASP Elly Maate kigezi region police spokesperson says it’s alleged that the suspect Denis Asiimwe separated with his wife 7 years ago and the wife left behind the victim when was 09 months old and two other siblings whom he has been staying with in his father’s house.

Police statement further alleges that on Thursday  22/12/ 2022 at around 8:30pm, Denis returned home drunk and upon entry in the bedroom where he was sleeping with the deceased immediately asked for the food that he had left in the morning.

Maate said when the deceased answered his father that he had eaten the food, out of anger was heard assaulting him and later when the brother and sister intervened he threatened to kill them and threw the deceased out through the front room’s window.He followed and carried the deceased who was heard crying in motion.

Friday morning at around 06:00am in the same village Evas Tusiime  a closest neighbor to the suspect found the victim’s body in her compound.She informed the suspect who immediately picked the body back to his bedroom.

Maate says the incident was reported to Bugangari Police station by the area chairperson1 Bafaki Barnabus

Police visited the Scene crime and was documented by the DCID/O and team, body was picked and taken to Bugangari health center IV for Postmortem then suspect was arrested. A case of Murder was preferred against the suspect.