Four arrested on suspicion of killing chicken thief


Police in Kanungu are holding four suspects in custody and hunting several others, for alleged beating of a 20 years old man to death.   

Elly Maate kigezi region police spokesperson Identifies the deceased as Derrick Orikiriza, a resident of Buhamba village Rutugunda parish, Kirima sub county Kanungu District. Police declined to reveal  suspects particulars not to jeopardize investigations .

In a statement the incident was reported by Hope Monday 45 yrs a mutwa  resident of the same address, according to her it’s alleged that on Thursday  06/04/ 2023 at about 10:00am the deceased  was found with stolen chicken belonging to one only known as Joy who was accompanied by other locals and ended up lynching him to death.

It further says the body was found lying pronely to the ground covered with blanket brought by his parent along the road to Kitariro health centre 3.

Police was alerted, scene  visited by a team headed by Sp Okello Charles the Dpc and processed,  body was taken to Kanungu Health centre IV for postmortem and  handed over to the relatives for burial as Inquiries continue.