Three Dead for Allegedly Taking Excessive Alcohol
Over three people have reportedly died as a result of taking excessive alcohol, in different parts of Rukungiri district, in a space of one week.
Last week on Monday, Julius Twesigye, 64, a resident of Kamujegye cell in Rwerere Town Council, allegedly took excess alcohol while he had gone to visit a friend Justus Mbuyani and he was announced dead the next day.
His body was found lying in a small eucalyptus tree forest, located a few meters away from Mbuyani’s residence.
Another resident Herbert Mugabe, a fishmonger, of Bwambara sub-county, also passed on after taking alcohol and his body was found in his sitting room.
On the same day, Timothy Karenzi 46, was found dead in his bedroom by his colleague Allan Nabimanya and residents attribute these sudden deaths to alcohol and prolonged COVID-19 lockdown.
Kigezi Regional Police spokesperson, Elly Maate has said that police has so far arrested three suspects to assist in investigations as inquiries into the matter continue.