A man is on the run for allegedly hacking his biological sister to death in Rukungiri district over a land row.
Elly Maate, the Kigezi Region Police Spokesperson, says Allen Komuhangi, 30, a resident of Omwitaba cell, Ndere parish Ruhinda Sub County in Rukungiri district was hacked to death on Monday morning.
According to police, the deceased’s body had multiple cuts on the head and neck, an indication that the assailants could have used a sharp object to end her life.
He says the prime suspect is the deceased’s brother, Cleophas Twinamatsiko, a business man in Kampala.
“We have launched a man hunt for him since we got a tip that they have been quarrelling over land for many years,” he said. The deceased’s aunt, Everline Kemishango, says Twinamatsiko was at home a day before Komuhangi was killed.
“The deceased was working in a banana plantation alone about kilometer from home and we were informed about her death by children who were returning from school for lunch at home,” she said.
She says there has been a quarrel between Twinamatsiko and his sisters, saying they shouldn’t use family land since they have their own where they are married.
In another incident, Police are investigating circumstances under, which the body of a boy believed to be in his 20 year ended up in a swamp in Mutara cell in Western Division in Rukungiri municipality on Monday.
The Rukungiri District Police Commander, Moses Nanoka, says the deceased’s legs and arms were tied before the body was wrapped in a tarpaulin and dumped in a swamp near the roadside.
He says they couldn’t identify the body and have since handed it over to Rwakabengo health center III mortuary for positive identification by relatives.