Bar Fight Claims one in Rukungiri

By Barham Akatukunda

RUKUNGIRI- Police in Rukungiri district are investigating the cause of a fight in a bar that claimed the life of a 65-year-old- man in Nyakishenyi Sub County.


The deceased according to ASP Elly Maate, the Kigezi region police Spokesperson has been identified as Cleophas Bakukweshe, a pitsawyer and resident of Byogo, cell, Bikongozo parish, Nyakishenyi sub county Rukungiri district.


Maate says that the four suspects including Silvano Beinomugisha, Bakeine Marshal, Fudeli Byaruhanga and Prosper Turinomugisha all Residents of Byogo cell, Bikongozo parish, Nyakishenyi Sub County in Rukungiri district have been arrested at Rukungiri Central Police Station for questioning.


Maate alleges that last week on Saturday at around 9:30 Pm at Kiruhura trading centre, Byongo cell Bikongozo parish, Nyakishenyi sub county in Rukungiri district, while the deceased was drinking alcohol together with Bakeine Marshal and Byaruhanga fudeli at the bar of Prosper Turinomuhangi, Beinomugisha Silvano, one of the suspects entered into the said bar and poured down their booze/ alcohol.

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Maate added that immediately Beinomugisha picked a quarrel with the deceased and a fight ensued and pushed the deceased from a high terrace and fell down the cliff where he died instantly.


He asserted that Police were informed, inquiries were initiated at Nyakishenyi, scene was visited, examined and documented, suspects were arrested and body conveyed to Rwakabengo health center III mortuary for post-mortem.

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