CRIME: Gamblers Clobber LC Chair to Death


RUKIGA – Police in Rukiga is investigating circumstances under which a 62 years local council (LC) chairperson was allegedly brutally murdered.

Elly Maate, the Kigezi Regional police Spokesman identifies the deceased as Frank Byarugaba, chairman Local council Kagorogoro cell, Nyakasiru parish, Bukinda sub-county, Rukiga district who was allegedly attacked by a group of youth and severely cut.

Maate revealed that on Sunday, February 21 at around 6 Pm from Obedi’s bar of the same address when he met them playing the game of chance when he tried to stop them they pounced on him and beating him to pulp

This prompted a concerned resident had to call to police who immediately responded and found him already dead.

Maate says that after the incident angry residents went wild and burnt two houses, one for the prime suspect who is currently on the run and that of the father.

Reports reaching this site indicate that Police has commenced the investigations as three suspects have so far been arrested to help in investigations. Inquiries underway.