Night guard killed in Rukungiri, 5 arrested


The territorial police in Rukungiri have arrested five suspects to help in investigations in the alleged murder of a 32yrs old Muhwezi Varesi a night watch man  at Babuze Rest House and night club.

According to police report ,It’s alleged that on the 18/09/2023 at around 02:00am at Rwamahwa cell KInyasano Ward, Western Division  Rukungiri Municipality / District, while Joseph Bwambale the manager of the above club was at his place of work, was approached by some of his customers who had just left the Rest house going to their respective homes, complained of how they were intercepted by a group of people who attempted to rob them of their belongings. 

The report further states that ,upon receipt of the information, he called the night watch man/Askali & alerted him.

Kigezi region police mouthpiece ASP Elly Maate said Shortly after, one of the so called robbers was identified & seen while standing near the gate of the Rest house whereby the Night watch man managed to arrest him with the help of some of the customers. 

Maate says that it’s at that time when his colleagues begun throwing stones at the night watch man & his group with intent to rescue their colleague of which the watch man was overwhelmed & left the suspect at liberty. 

As the watch man was trying to rescue himself it’s when the suspect picked a stone & used it to hit the night watch man’s head who eventually fell down unconscious.

Was rushed to Doctors case clinic Rukungiri & later referred to Mbarara Referral Hospital where he died from on the same day of 18/9/2023 Monday.

A report was registered by the manager at Rukungiri Police station, 

scene of crime was visited, examined  and documented, body subjected for Postmortem and that’s when the five suspects were arrested for questioning.

Police says Inquiries are underway.