• Oct 09, 2021 . 1 min Read
  • Six-year-old boy strangled on his way to fetch water

Six-year-old boy strangled on his way to fetch water
Henry Sekanjako
Journalist @New Vision

A six-year-old boy who left home to fetch water at a well was found dead at a nearby plantation in Rukungiri district. 

Kigezi region police spokesperson Elly Maate said police learnt of the incident when a case of the disappearance of one Isiah Akatusinguza was reported by his father Robert Mushabiro, 34. 

Akatusinguza was a resident of Kamuli village Rwentondo ward Eastern division in Rukungiri. 

“The boy was on Tuesday this week at around 6 pm, sent by his father to fetch water at Kamuli spring. He, however, never returned home prompting the father to begin searching for him. When he reached the spring, he only found his son’s empty jerrycans,” Maate said. 

The continued search for his son led Mushabiro and a few relatives to a tree plantation belonging to one Ezra Rwamwehare at Rwobusisi B village, in Buyanja sub-county. 

The scene of the crime was visited by police and the body was taken to Rwakabengo Health Center III for post mortem to ascertain the actual cause of death. 

Murders escalating   

Police spokesperson Fred Enanga in a recent joint security press briefing indicated that many incidents of murder were reported throughout the country.   

According to police records, of the 91 incidents registered, murder had the highest number of incidents reported with 24 cases.  

This was followed by sudden deaths (8 cases), murder resulting from aggravated domestic violence, and murder by shooting which had six cases.  

Other cases reported to police such as aggravated robbery and suspected murder had 5 cases, each.  

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