109-Year-Old Woman Fatally Stabbed by 110-Year-Old Husband Over Conjugal Rights In Ntungamo

NTUNGAMO –A 110-year-old man has reportedly murdered his 109-year-old wife for allegedly denying him sex.

The deceased is Constansio Bakasisa while the suspect is Dominic Babiiha.

Babiiha was also found unconscious in his bedroom allegedly after attempting suicide by taking a pesticide. According to statements made by their great grandchildren at Police, Babiiha stabbed his wife using a curved machete locally known as “oruhabyo” while at their home in Kahunga Parish of Ntungamo District on Thursday evening at around 8 pm after asking Bakasisa to join him in bed after supper. However, she declined due to the fact that she was feeling weak and having a cough.

The Rwizi Regional Police spokesperson, SP Samson Kasasira told our reporter today morning that the suspect was admitted at Itojo Hospital for treatment, with investigations underway.

Kasasira condemned the act and urged the public to resort to non-violent means to resolve misunderstandings or seek help from relevant authorities. 

Mbarara Police Have Detained Suspected City Criminals As Christmas Festivities Draws Closer

MBARARA,(UG)-Police in Mbarara City are holding about 41 suspected criminals who have been terrorising city residents.

According to the Rwizi Regional Police Spokesperson, SP Samson Kasasira, the suspects were yesterday arrested in an intelligence-led operation in the areas of Kakoba, Lubiri and High Street.

Kasasira told our reporter today that the suspects who include 25 men, 11 juveniles and five women, were found in possession of marijuana and house-breaking tools. He noted that Police have been receiving many complaints from the public and the business community over increased cases of housebreaking, waylaying and snatching of people’s bags and other valuables along the city streets, and through intelligence, they managed to arrest some of those suspected to have been terrorising the city.

According to Kasasira, the suspects are currently in detention at Mbarara Central Police Station and will appear in court after investigations are complete, adding that police have intensified operations against criminals ahead of the festive season when crime rates tend to increase.

He, however, cautioned members of the public to remain vigilant, and cooperate with police and local authorities by reporting any suspected criminal element. 

Locals In Kabale Warned Against Night Movements Amidst Rising Machete Attacks

KABALE –The Kigezi region police spokesperson ASP Elly Maate called upon the locals to avoid night and single movements, ahead of the Christmas season.

This comes after increased attacks by the machete wielding thugs that have hurt people’s lives and stolen properties.

The most recent attacks that have happened near the police barracks as well in some areas of Bungongi and Kigongi all located in Kabale municipality.

However, residents have blamed police for failure to carry out night patrols prompting attacks from machete wielding thugs ahead of the Christmas season.

Saida Kato Kataruha, an interior designer who is one of the victims of these thugs said he was attacked on Friday as he returned home at around midnight.

He said when he reached Kabale town and moved out of his vehicle for a short call, an unknown person grabbed his phone and when he tried to follow him up, he was beaten.

Maate confirmed that of recent there has been a lot of theft and attacks attributing them to the upcoming festive season, calling upon people to avoid night and single movements.

He highlights that the machete wielding thugs have taken advantage of soft targets that include dark corners.

Police Detain Julius Tabu for Suspected Aggravated Defilement Of A 4 Yrs Old Girl in Kabale

KABALE –Police in Kabale district have detained Julius Tabu for allegedly defiling a 4-year-old minor.

Tabu was arrested after Police detectives at Katuna Police Station were notified by Obed Kwehangana, the LC I chairman of Rwempiri cell in Katuna Town Council of Kabale district.

The Kigezi Regional Police Spokesman, ASP Elly Maate, told our reporter last evening that preliminary information indicates that on December 7, 2023 at around mid-day while at Rwempiri cell, the suspect tricked the victim together with her two other friends into collecting passion fruits from his place, where he locked the 4-year-old into the house and eventually defiled her.

Maate said Police detectives have recorded relevant statements from witnesses, examined the victim and arrested the suspect, who is currently detained at Kabale Central Police Station.

Maate added that a case of aggravated defilement has also been opened up against Tabu vide CRB 960/2023, as investigations into the matter take shape.

Capital Offence Charges: Three 18-Year-Olds Accused of Aggravated Robbery Against Chinese National

KAMPALA, (UG)-Three teenagers were yesterday remanded to Luzira Maximum Prison on allegations of robbing a Chinese businessman of over Shs700 million in Kampala.

Jonathan Semanda, Joram Mwebesa alias Epu, and Ashraf Nsiko — a boda boda rider, appeared before the Buganda Road Grade One Magistrate, Siena Owomugisha, who formally slapped against them charges of aggravated robbery contrary to sections 285 and 286(2) of the Penal Code Act.

However, the suspects, all aged 18, were not allowed to take plea as the charges against them are capital offences that can only be tried in the High Court, and after the prosecution led by State Attorney, Martin Nambafu, indicated to the court that inquiries into the matter are still ongoing.

According to the charge sheet, the trio and others still at large on November 15, 2023 along Sezibwa Road near Fang Fang Hotel in Kampala robbed Chinese businessman He Wei of his black bag containing $190,000 (approximately Shs700 million) and injured the victim using a machete. Wei told Police earlier that he was travelling on a boda-boda when five other boda-boda riders intercepted and overpowered him, making off with his bag.

Owomugisha remanded the suspects until December 18 when they will return to court for further mention of the case, an offence that elicits a maximum sentence of death, upon conviction.

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.