Kisoro Court Convicts and Sentences M23 Rebels for Illegal Entry into Uganda”

KISORO –Court in Kisoro district has today handed two M23 rebels to Kisoro Government Prison for jail sentence of one year and 9 months over illegal entry into Uganda.

Court presided over by the Kisoro Chief Magistrate, *Kenneth Komakech, found that Innocent Murwanashaka and Innocent Nkurunziza, all residents of the Democratic Republic of Congo entered Uganda illegally on September 29, 2023 via Nyabwishenya Sub-County of Kisoro district.

During the court session, state prosecutor Best Kemigisha Niwagaba with a detective witness from Kisoro Police Station, IP John Bosco Ahimbisibwe, told court that the accused were intercepted by residents of Nyabwishenya who handed them over to Nyabwishenya Police Post.

*Komakech charged the duo of illegal entry into Uganda without valid documents, and sentenced both to which made him sentence each to 1 year and 9 months in jail, after which they will be repatriated to their home country.

RUKIGA-Police Probes Mysterious Death Of A 20 Years Old Man

RUKIGA –Police in Rukiga district are investigating circumstances surrounding the death of a 20 year old man , a resident of Muhanga Town Council.

The deceased has been identified as Michael Akandinda, a peasant and a resident of Nyamabare cell, Muhanga ward Muhanga town council Rukiga district.

Elly Maate, the spokesperson for Kigezi region police, revealed that Akandinda had gone missing from his home on the 25th of November 2023. His lifeless body was discovered Tuesday in the aforementioned pond by local residents laiter informed the chairperson of Lc1 Nyamabare cell.

Maate further stated that a drowning report was filed at the Muhanga police station. The scene was promptly visited and documented by the Deputy Criminal Investigation Department Officer (D/CID/O) and the team. The body was successfully retrieved and transported for postmortem examination before being handed over to the relatives.

Maate mentioned that Akandinda’s body exhibited no signs of physical injuries but was covered in mud at the time of discovery.

Retired Teacher Found Hanged, Battling Mental Illness in Kanungu

KANUNGU: Authorities in Kanungu District are currently investigating the circumstances surrounding the tragic suicide of Justus Besigensi, a 40-year-old retired teacher from Nyakijojwa village in Nyakijojwa parish, Kanungu district.

The incident involved Besigensi hanging himself with a rope and was discovered by his wife, Agatha Tugumisirize, a nursing officer at Katete Health Center III, who promptly reported the matter to Katete police.

Tugumisirize shared that Besigensi had been struggling with mental illness, ultimately leading to his termination from a private school teaching position in 2022.

Elly Maate, the Kigezi Region Police spokesperson, confirmed that the scene was visited, documented, and a postmortem was conducted at Katete Health Center III.

Maate further conveyed that the deceased’s body has been handed over to relatives for a respectful burial.

Five Held for Alleged Animal Cruelty in Rukiga

RUKIGA: Police in Rukiga District have apprehended five individuals accused of harming animals in Nyakitabire cell, Kamwezi Sub-county.

The suspects, whose identities remain undisclosed for investigative purposes, allegedly work for Mary Kibahigire, implicated in land grabbing and employing armed Congolese nationals, contributing to local insecurity.

Residents in Nyakitabire cell, Kamwezi Sub-county, accuse Kibahigire of endorsing land eviction, burning, and failing to control her dogs, resulting in attacks on domestic animals.

During a recent reconciliation meeting, Nayebare Fred Kyamuzigita, the Resident District Commissioner, directed Kibahigire to validate her employees with district security, cautioning of potential arrests if not adhered to.

The suspects are presently held at Rukiga Central Police Station pending investigations since the incident occurred yesterday around 2:00 PM, as stated by Elly Maate, the Kigezi Region Police Spokesperson.

Basheija Agastus, a 25-year-old herdsman, reported the incident while tending to cattle.

He witnessed Kibahigire’s workers, armed with pangas and dogs, injuring two cows.

Perceiving danger, the herdsman and a colleague fled.

Although he couldn’t identify the suspects, prompt police response led to the arrest of four individuals after visiting and processing the scene.

Domestic Dispute Claims Life of 2-Year-Old, Parents Arrested in Kabale

KABALE: Police in Kabale District are currently investigating the cause of a domestic dispute in Rwamacumo cell, Kamuganguzi sub-county, which tragically led to the untimely demise of a 2-year-old boy.

The young victim, identified as Jordan Akanyjjuka, became entangled in the crossfire of a heated altercation between his parents, Eriakim Nayamba (27) and Betasi Ainembabazi (23), both residents of the same area.

Elly Maate, the spokesperson for the Kigezi region police, confirmed the unfortunate incident and informed our reporter that both suspects, Nayamba and Ainembabazi, have been apprehended to assist in the ongoing investigations.

According to Maate, the incident occurred on the 30th of September 2023, at approximately 7:00 AM, within the confines of their residence in Rwamacumu village, Kasheregyenyi parish, Kamuganguzi Sub-County, Kabale District.

An altercation escalated between Nayamba and Ainembabazi, leading to a physical confrontation. Tragically, during the course of their fight, they inadvertently tumbled onto their young son, Jordan, who was lying on a sofa set, resulting in fatal injuries.

Maate stressed that the crime scene underwent thorough examination by Deputy Inspector of Police (D/IP) Magara Richard, the Deputy Divisional Criminal Investigations Department Officer (D/CID/O), and their team.

The lifeless body of the deceased was recovered and subsequently transported to Kabale Referral Hospital for a comprehensive postmortem examination. The police are diligently working on uncovering the circumstances surrounding this heartbreaking incident.