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Three arrested over murder in Kanungu

By Patson Baraire

Added 30th March 2016 01:35 PM

Kigezi regional police spokesman, Elly Matte confirmed the arrest and identified the suspects as Henry Byaruhanga, Erisa Tumushabe and John Bosco Arinaitwe.

Three arrested over murder in Kanungu

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Kigezi regional police spokesman, Elly Matte confirmed the arrest and identified the suspects as Henry Byaruhanga, Erisa Tumushabe and John Bosco Arinaitwe.


The Police in Kanungu have arrested three people suspected to have led to the murder of a 15-year-old boy in Nkunda village, Nyanga sub-county in Kanungu

Kigezi regional police spokesman,  Elly Matte confirmed the arrest and identified the suspects as Henry Byaruhanga, Erisa Tumushabe and John Bosco Arinaitwe.

Matte said the deceased; Jasper Kyarikunda was stabbed to death at Henry Byaruhanga's home.

"We have 3 people in custody helping with investigations and these include the owner of the home where the boy died," Matte said.

It is reported that Kyarikunda together with other youth attended a dance party at Byarihanga's home on March 28, 2016 at night where they engaged in fight and the deceased was fatally stabbed with a knife and died instantly.

Matte said that the police have recovered a blood stained knife in the bushes near the scene of crime and this will help in investigations.

He condemned the murder of the young man and asked local leaders to always be vigilant and regulate night dance parties since they have become death traps.

Moses Mugyenzi, a resident of the same village said that the youth fought over a girl.

The owner of the home Henry Byaruhanga, however distanced himself from the unfortunate incident saying that he held a baptism party for his son with good intentions and did not anticipate that such a thing would happen.

"I was called from my house when the deceased was already lying helpless in the compound and being at night we failed to rush him to hospital" he said.

Byaruhanga denied witnessing the fight at his home saying he had been arrested wrongfully.

 

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