50 year old Rukungiri mason dies mysteriously


NEWS– The Police in Rukungiri District are investigating mysterious circumstances under which a 50 year old man was found dead in his own sitting room.

Kigezi Regional Police Spokesman ASP Elly Maate identified the deceased as Ponsiano Mbabazi a resident of Nyakazinga village in Ibanda Parish, Nyarushanje Sub County in Rukungiri District. 

Maate said that on Saturday, the deceased was last seen leaving Nyakazinga Trading Center in company of Kamugisha Emmanuel and the two were seen moving together in a direction of the deceased’s home.

However, yesterday morning Ponsiano was discovered by his daughter identified as Ahereza Martha when she went to the sitting room to call him for someone whom they had an appointment together.

The young girl informed her mother that Mbabazi could not respond and when she checked, she indeed found out that he was dead and raised an alarm which attracted the residents including the LC 1 Chairman Barnabas Dingi who reported to Police at Rubabo Station.

Maate said that the Police visited the scene for records, retrieved the body to Rwakabengo Health Center III for a postmortem examination and a case of murder by strangulation was registered at Rukungiri Central Police Station under reference number CRB 992/2022. 

No arrests have been made in connection with the murder and the body was later handed over to the relatives for burial as investigations continue.