A 38-year-old man has
lost his life in Kakumiro district in a boundary dispute. The deceased is
Yosefi Byaruhanga, a resident of Karama village in Rutooma parish in Nkooko Sub
County in Kakumiro district.
One of the residents
only identified as Kosoole 59, allegedly assaulted Byaruhanga severally on the
head with a hand hoe on Sunday following a misunderstanding on the boundary. It
is alleged that Byaruhanga approached Kasoole to discuss how they can
peacefully open the boundary when he attacked him together with his family
Byaruhanga breathed his last on the way to Kakumiro health center IV. The
deceased’s son, Makanika Tumusiime, says that the brutal killing of his father has
shocked the family because he sought to resolve the boundary dispute amicably.
//Cue out;”Nda sasibwa kuba…
Cue out:…niyo ya fire.”//
Sarah Katushabe, one of the neighbours who rushed when Byaruhanga sounded an
alarm wondered why Kasoole and his family members decided to end his life on an
issue that could have been resolved peacefully.
//cue in: ”Nandi hanu
Cue out:…mu I rwaro,”//
Emmanuel Kamuhanda, the area LC 1 Chairperson, says that the deceased and prime
suspect have been feuding over the boundary of their land for a long time. He says
that angry residents decided to avenge Byaruhanga’s death by demolishing two
houses belonging to Kasoole.
//Cue in: ”Barafumugurura ithaka kandi…
Cue out:…Bashenywire Amaju abiri,”//
Charles Tumusiime, the Officer in charge of operations at Kakumiro central
police station, says that Kasoole, his wife and son are in custody at Kakumiro Central
police station as investigations into the matter are ongoing.