Suspected murderer lynched in Kisoro, three arrested


Police in Kisoro are investigating circumstances surrounding the death of two people.

The deceased are Lydia Kesiime 38 years old and Jackson Hakizimana 33 yrs both residents of Gahiza village Buhoozi parish Busanza sub-county Kisoro district.

According to kigezi region police spokespersom ASP Elly Maate, It’s alleged that Lydia Kesiime went missing from home on the 6/5/2023 and the matter was reported to Kisoro police station.

Maate told journalists that a Search was conducted and on Wednesday morning (10/5/2023) her body was recovered from the nearby garden of beans decomposing because of  the injury she sustained on the neck.

Kisoro Police was notified by one Richard Mukunzi,  scene of crime was visited and documented, postmortem was done and three suspects were arrested to assist in investigations.

Police says while on the same scene, at around 11:00am, they received  information that one of the suspects’ Jackson Hakizimana who was on run was seen and was lynched by the mob.

Maate says the  scene was visited by the same team and body was taken to Kisoro hospital mortuary for Postmortem. 

He adds that Inquiries are ongoing upon completion, whoever will be found to have been involved in any of the murders, will be arrested and charged accordingly.