Five held over mob justice in Rubanda
Police in Rubanda district is holding five people suspected of having been
part of a mob that lynched two suspected cattle thief in Bubare Sub County.
The suspects are; the LCI Chairperson of Rwere cell, James Kabagambe, the
LCI chairperson of Kirwa cell, Ivan Nkwasizehi, George Tukundane and Isaac
Byamukama, all residents of Rwere cell and Alex Nuwareba, a resident of
Kirwa cell all in Bubare Sub County in Rubanda district.
The suspects are accused of assaulting Tom Tumwesigye and Gracious Arinda,
all residents of Rwere cell which resulted into their death. According the
LCV Councilor of Bubare Sub County, Obed Kitabutuka, the incident occurred
on Sunday evening at around 10:00pm, at Rwere trading centre, when the two
were beaten to coma after they suspected of stealing two goats, belonging
to Serediana Nyamitwe, a resident of Rusukizi village, Muyanje parish in
Bubaare Sub County.
Kitabutuka said that the two were pronounced dead on Sunday night at Kabale
Regional Referral Hospital where they were rushed for treatment. The
Kigezi Police spokesperson, Elly Maate said that the suspects were arrested
yesterday and will be taken to courts of law to answer charges accordingly.
Maate said that the suspects were at the scene during the mob action.