Rukungiri Man Held Over Wife’s Death

Rukungiri Police are holding a man in connection with the death of his wife. The suspect is Eric Tumuranze, a resident of Nyabihuku Village in Bwambara Sub County.

He was picked up on Wednesday morning a few hours after his wife Gloria Niwamanya died at a clinic in Bikurungu trading centre where she was admitted on 16th of June 2014.

It is alleged that Niwamanya was rushed to the clinic in coma after she was assaulted by Tumuranze during a domestic brawl for yet unknown reasons.

Elly Maate, the Kigezi regional police spokesperson says they have opened a file SD 02/18/06/2014 at Bikurungu Police Post against the suspect.

He says investigations are still ongoing to ascertain the exact cause of death. Maate decries the rising cases of domestic violence in the region. He says police will intensify its sensitization campaign to fight the vice.