Crime

GRANDMOTHER ARRESTED FOR MURDER OF HER GRANDCHILDREN

By Ahmed Matovu

RWIZI:  The Territorial Police in Rwizi Region and Kiruhura district, have in custody, a grandmother identified as Tumukuzire Mable 59, for the alleged murder of her two grandchildren in revenge for mistreatment by her two sons, who are parents of the two victims.

The Uganda Police Spokesperson Fred Enanga told journalists on Monday that the gruesome incident happened on 11th January 2023 in Kenshunga 1 cell, in Kiruhura district.

Facts gathered indicate that the suspect developed a serious misunderstanding with her two sons, Muramuzi Gastonia and Akatuhwera Onesmus, which prompted her to call her other son, Mwesigwa Justus, aged 29, a businessman of the same village and told him how his brothers wanted to fight her, before threatening to leave the home and never return.

Enanga explains that the son responded and reached home at around 2am, but did not find her mother and two grandchildren, identified as Gumisiriza Daton 7 and Akatuhwera Prosper, a 2 year old.

When they called her to find her whereabouts, she insisted that they would never see her again.

The police mouthpiece asserted that on the 12th January 2023, at around 7am, a search led to the recovery of the first body of the deceased at Dege’s farm, located about 1.3kms away from the suspects home and the second body of the grandchild was recovered from Jolly’s dam, located 300 metres away from the suspects home.

Enanga said upon recovery, it was established that the bodies of the victims had swollen stomachs, and with external injuries.

The suspect claims she pushed the victims into the valley dams with the help of her husband, Katwiremunda Sarapio, where they drowned and died.

The police officer says that a serious manhunt for the husband who is in hiding is ongoing.

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