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The Territorial Police in Greater Bushenyi and Rubirizi, has in custody, a one Owoyesigyire Denis, a 40 year old, peasant of Munyonyi II “A” cell, in Rubirizi district, for the gruesome murder by hacking of his wife and 3 children on the 9.09.2023.

The facts gathered reveal that the suspect returned home, late at night, while drunk, and started quarrelling with his wife, Musimenta Asanasi, a 28 year old. He picked a machete, and cut his wife on the head and hands killing her instantly.

He immediately after attacked his children, and hacked Akandwanaho Andrew, aged 4, on the head, Akanyijuka Javira, a 3 year old female juvenile, was cut on the waist. He further picked their 2 month old son, Atwijukire Davis, and smashed his head. The suspect after killing his wife and 3 children, escaped to his father’s home where he was arrested from.

We continue to strongly condemn such cruel and inhuman acts of violence, more so within the family. As indicated, children in toxic domestic settings continue to be at risk. It is unfortunate that the family was killed by a suspect, who was supposed to keep them safe. The suspect, is being charged with 4 counts of murder.


SCP Enanga Fred

Police Spokesperson

11th September 2023

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