Student gang-raped, killed

By Simon Masaba

Added 16th November 2018 04:04 PM

Ahabwe remembers the late Immaculate Kebirungi vividly because her parents died when she was just two years.

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Ahabwe remembers the late Immaculate Kebirungi vividly because her parents died when she was just two years.

As Immaculate Kebirungi, a student in her early 20s, slept in her bedsit, thugs attacked, gang-raped before strangling her to death.

Later, the killers set the house on fire. The incident happened in the wee-hours of Thursday on Neptune Avenue on plot 21 in Mbuya, a Kampala suburb.

Kebirungi was a student at Management Training and Advisory Centre (MTAC) in Nakawa and also worked at the National Water and Sewerage Corporation. The Police authorities said Kebirungi suffered violence and she is likely to have died instantly.

“Strangulation marks could visibly be seen around her neck,” Scene of Crime Officers (SOCOs) told New Vision yesterday, as the victim’s body was taken to the city mortuary for postmortem. “The killers first tied her legs and arms on the bed, then stuffed a cloth in the mouth before she was strangled to death. Subsequently, the killers set her room on fire, to conceal evidence.”

The motive of the gruesome murder is still a subject of Police investigations. However, Kebirungi’s neighbours notified the Police about a raging fire. The director of fire and rescue services, Assistant Inspector General of Police, Joseph Mugisa, said findings indicate that the victim was first killed before the house was set on fire.

Without divulging details, the Kampala Metropolitan Police spokesperson, Luke Owoyesigyire, said two suspects (names withheld) had been arrested and were helping them with investigations. By press time, SOCOs were still analysing the crime scene.

Security sources said the suspect (male), allegedly a lover of Kebirungi had been arrested as he tried to board a flight at the Kenyatta Airport in Nairobi, Kenya on Thursday. Authorities at MTAC told New Vision that Police had not yet notified them about the incident.

The late Rwamahe and Angelica produced 8 children, 4 Boys and 4 girls.
Alex Twinomuyambi first born, Dezirino Tibeha, Denis Tumukunde, Gordon Turyahabwe are boys while girls are Tumuhaise, Satrina Kenyangi, Bola and Immaculate Kebirungi.

Jackline Ahabwe the second wife to Alex Twinomuyambi talked to Sunday Vision via phone from Nyakishenyi sub-county, Rukungiri district.

Ahabwe remembers the late Immaculate Kebirungi vividly because her parents died when she was just two years.

She grew up under care of his brother Alex Twinomuyambi. When she finished her secondary, the Uncle Earnest Katara and wife Annet took care of Immaculate through University.

People from village don't have details as to how she left Uncle to stay home.
She is remembered as a jovial girl who had matured so fast and had a promising future.

One of the brothers declined an interview through a friend of Immaculate saying they are not interested because the pain is much.

Immaculate Kebirungi will be buried at Kirimbe Trading Center, Kafunjo parish in Nyakishenyi subcounty, Rukungiri district tomorrow.
Miriam Ahebwa a course mate at MUBS was full of grief, saying they were preparing to graduate in January.

Ahebwa says Immaculate was a bright girl who was ready to serve Uganda. She had started CPA a professional course.

" We have lost a young vibrant lady that would have helped society".
Mercy Nahurira said rest in peace my dearest Immaculate, you have been a friend, sister, you will keep in my memory forever.


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