Rukungiri murder suspects remanded

Rukungiri. Six suspects in the murder of a Rukungiri businessman’s wife have been remanded again pending committal to the High Court. Getrude Twongeirwe, the former wife of Mr Vincent Muhoozi a.k.a Tujenge Taifa, was murdered from their home on July 24.
Six suspects, including Mr Muhoozi and his second wife Ms Betty Birungi appeared before Rukungiri Magistrate’s Court last week for mention of their case.
Chief Magistrate Alex Ajiji Mackay, who presided over the court, told the suspects that he would only read the case but none of them would enter plea until they go to the High Court where they will be tried because their case is of capital nature.
State prosecutor Andrew Kalinaki told court that investigations into the case were still ongoing. They will reappear in the same court on September 16.
The suspects were allegedly involved in the death of Twongyeirwe at Kinyasano Ward Western Division in Rukungiri Municipality.
They were arrested on July 27 and July 28 and appeared in court on August 12. The group were charged with murder and remanded to Rukungiri Central Prison.

Call for justice
Rukungiri Municipality MP Roland Mugume Kaginda called for justice in the case.
“We demand that justice be done. This is a case of domestic violence and many women are suffering the same fate. Since it is a rich family, people think there may be influence and finally evidence may be killed. But we still trust the police and our courts,” Mr Kaginda said last Friday.
The district police commander, Mr Christopher Ruhunde, said the matter is being handled expeditiously and they will leave no stone unturned.

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SOURCE: Daily Monitor

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