Police Arrest Mother, Two Children for Brutal Murder of Husband over Family Dispute


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The Territorial Police in Kigezi Region have in custody a mother and her two children for the alleged brutal murder of her husband, and they later dumped the body in the toilet.

In the statement released on June 17, 2024, SCP Fred Enanga, the police spokesperson, identified the victim as Vincent Byamukama, a 53-year-old peasant of Mushuga village, Nyakisenyi sub-county, and the suspects as Everino Mutesigensi, aged 44, Hildah Nishaba, a 19-year-old daughter, and 6-year-old grandson Wilbroad Ainamani.

According to Enanga, the facts gathered indicated that on June 4, 2024, the victim, who was an alcoholic, returned home drunk, got into a misunderstanding, and decided to chase the victims who sought refuge in the neighborhood and could sneak into the home when the victim was drinking in the trading center, cook their food, and go back to the neighborhood.

“It was unfortunate that on June 8, 2024, they sneaked into the home to cook but found the victim at home, who chased and threatened to cut them with a panga. The disgruntled family, this time, waited for the victim to fall asleep up to around 11 p.m. They entered the house and picked up his panga by the bedside, which they used to hack him around the neck, killing him instantly,” Enanga stated.

He further said that the suspects carried the deceased’s body on his mattress and burned it from the near side of the main house, after which they dumped the remains in the toilet and demolished it.

Enanga revealed that the relatives of the victim put pressure on the family to reveal the whereabouts of their brother after realizing his absence, which prompted the suspects to tell them how the victim fell and died in their pit latrine.

He stated that the relatives mobilized people and excavated the toilet, adding that a human skull was retrieved and other body remains of the victim. A walking stick and burned mattress pieces were recovered from the scene.

Enanga said that the three suspects are scheduled to appear in court. He strongly condemned such brutal acts of violence in domestic settings, saying that no excuse can justify the savagery committed by the suspects if the warning signs of violence are detected early. The dedicated Child and Family Protection Officers are always available and will attend to all victims.

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