Man strangles biological brother over Ugx. 5,00 debt

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Police in Kabale district arrested a 19 years old man for strangling his 35 year old biological brother to death over a Ugx. 5,00 debt.

The deceased, Rumanzi Blair, a resident of Hamumba cell, Bugarama parish in Kaharo sub county Kabale district was allegedly murdered by his younger brother Atukwase Tyson of the same address.

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It’s alleged that on Monday at around midnight, the two who both stay in their father’s house developed a quarrel, when the deceased came demanding his Ugx. 5, 000 from the suspect, with intention to cut him.

Instead, the suspect overpowered him, took the panga and strangled him dead by the neck.

Elly Maate,the Kigezi regional police spokesperson says the suspect was arrested from his hide out in Bukinda.

September, 2020, Minister Matia Kasaija warned that while some regions have progressed well, the economic inequality must be addressed, as abject poverty levels are dominating populations in other regions, with people unable to afford basic services.

Murder cases

According to the 2020 annual Police crime report, there were 4,460 cases of homicide reported to Police by the end of 2020 compared to 4,718 cases in 2019.

There were 1,358 cases of murder as a result of assault reported in 2020 compared to 1,773 cases reported in 2019.
A total of 436 cases of murders as a result of strangulation were reported in 2020 compared to 424 cases reported in 2019, giving a 2.8% increase.

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