A Joint Task Team comprising of homicide, flying squad and Kyenjojo police, on Monday arrested five suspects in connection with the gruesome murder of five children whose ages range from one month old toddler to seven years.
The incident occurred on the night of 13/03/2019 at in Kahompo village Bufunjo sub county Kyenjonjo district
Police says the attackers traced for Tumwebaze Joseph, but found when he was not home; and instead hacked to death his five children they found in their bedroom
The assailants also seriously assaulted Tumwebaze’s wife and dumped her body into Kahompo River, thinking she was dead. She was however rescued the following morning and rushed to hospital where she is undergoing treatment.
Security operatives overnight arrested 4 suspects including; Balyeija Justus aka Yusi, his wife Akampasa Keli, Muhereza Lauben and his wife Alinda Sylvia.
The team further tracked down and arrested Allan Turyahikayo, from Ntinda and transferred him to Kyenjojo.
According to Police, preliminary information indicates that the suspects hatched a plot in their home to carry a revenge attack on the family of Joseph Tumwebaze, after he facilitated the release of his brother Ndyanabo Godfrey, who was imprisoned for the murder of their brother, Bright, in 2012.
Two of his brothers Allan Turyahikaya and Balyeija Justus were not convinced with the out-of-court settlement between the two families and repeatedly threatened to revenge the life of their brother.
The suspects have confessed to the murder and also led the task team to the recovery of a blood stained shirt to one of the child victims and pangas used as murder weapons.
Police also established the identity of the other two suspects on the run as Byaruhanga Fred and Kagurane Emmanuel who perpetrated the murder, and track them down for arrest.
The suspects are to be charged with five counts of murder and 1 count of attempted murder.