Three held over murder of  suspected witch


Three suspects  have been held for questioning on the alleged murder by strangling of a 50 years old Hamlet Tusasibwe a resident of Nyamishamba village Rujengwe parish Kayonza sub county Kanungu district.

It’s alleged that on 3rd of July 2023 at about 07:00 am the deceased son Atuzarirwe Onesmus 12yrs a casual labour (herdsboy) went to check on her mother and found the front door open while behind closed and on calling no body was responding. 

He went inside deceased room and found her dead.He rushed immediately to inform his elder brothers about the death of the deceased, who responded to crime scene and they went to inform the community members about the incident.

The deceased was found in a pool of blood lying on her stomach under the bed with strangulation cloth in the neck and fore left side of the head injured with blunt object.

According to ASP Elly Maate  kigezi region police spokesperson information was received accusing the deceased of practicing witch craft by the community members to the point where oc kayonza police post Cpl Byaruhanga Sam  had conducted community policing 3 times over the said allegations of witch crafts by the community members against the deceased but  all was in vain the community never complied positively.

Maate confirmed the incident saying that Crime scene was visited and documented, body was examined at place of recovery and three ( 3) suspects were arrested at crime scene and detained in police custody ,he adds that others are still at large pending prosecution.