RUKUNGIRI! 19 Years old man killed for trespassing on the Judge’s farm


RUKUNGIRI– The Police in Rukungiri are investigating circumstances under which a 19 years old man was assaulted to death after passing through a farm belonging to a judge of the Court of appeal.

Elia Natumanya, a resident of Rugarama village, Mugyera parish, Buyanja sub county Rukungiri district was assaulted on 3rd October, when he trespassed a farm belonging to Gashirabike Christopher of Bugyera village, Katero Parish in Buyanja subcounty.

According to Elly Maate the Kigezi Region police spokesperson, Preliminary investigations indicate that the deceased, who was attending a church service, chose to escape from his parent and on his way back home tresspassed in a farm belonging to Gashirabike Christopher from where the workers at the same home who include Boaz Twebaze, Irahari Jonas, Duhimbaze innocent among others intercepted and assaulted him badly accusing him of Tresspassing in their farm.

After his assault, the suspects reported acase of criminal Tresspass at Buyanja police post.

Maate adds that the victim, now the deceased got admitted at Rugarama health center IV and an examination revealed an injured kidney prompting the father to also report a case of assault at Buyanja police post on the 16th October 2021.

The deceased was later referred to Kisizi hospital where he died from on 21st October 2021 at around 15:00hrs.

The crime scene was visited by the DPC, DCID and other personnel and the case has since been registered at Rukungiri police station under file number CRB:1447/2021.

Body was later taken to Rwakabengo health center III for postmortem, two suspects arrested that include Irahari Jonas, Twebaze Boaz for interrogation and a hunt for others on going as Inquiries are at hand.