Another Victim of Rukungiri arson attack passes on

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RUKUNGIRI– Another Victim of Friday night arson attack in Rukungiri District has passed on a day after the death of her husband.

The deceased is Tushabomwe Grace 35 a wife to Porikaripo Batwaza all residents of Nkanga village, Ndere Parish in Ruhinda Sub county, Rukungiri District.

Tushabomwe passed away on Sunday when the relatives were still sending off his husband Porikaripo who died on Saturday from the same cause.

Elly Maate the Kigezi Region Police spokesperson on Saturday told this reporter that on Friday night at around 10PM, unknown people went to the couple’s home, called the wife telling her to get out and receive items that had been sent from Kampala. 

On opening the door, they immediately threw in an object which contained fire and the lady ran burning into her bedroom which resulted into the burning of the whole house.

Maate adds that the burnt house had 4 occupants who were later on rushed to Case Medicals Rukungiri where two family members have already passed on from.

The situation of other two is currently stable and medics are hoping to discharge them soon.

Rukungiri Central Police station is investigating an Arson case on Reference number CRB 888/2021 hunting for the arsonists.