Police in Masindi are holding two suspects for
allegedly hacking to death a cattle keeper.
The suspects are Turikumwe Mugisha 21 and
Seperani Imanishimwe 19 both residents of Kyangamoyo village in Kijunjuba parish,
Kijunjuba sub county Masindi district.
It is alleged that on Monday this week, the two
suspects together with others who are still at large attacked and hacked Paul Rwamuhanda
50, a herdsman in the same village whom they found grazing his cows in their
maize plantation. He was severally hacked on the head.
Though Rwamuhanda was rushed to Kitara Medical
Center in Masindi town for treatment, he was pronounced dead on arrival.
Julius Hakiza, the Albertine region police
spokesperson told Uganda Radio Network on Wednesday that after the brutal
murder of the herdsman, police swung into action and started hunting for the
They were arrested on Tuesday evening from the same village and
immediately whisked to Masindi central police station where they are currently
According to Hakiza, once police
investigations are through, the duo will be arraigned before court to be
charged with murder.
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Hakiza says the hunt for other suspects who
are also believed to have participated in the murder of the deceased is
He has appealed to farmers and herdsmen to
always find a peaceful way of solving their misunderstandings rather than resorting