Friday June 6 2014

Police investigate Kayunga murders

By Fred Muzaale


Police in Kayunga District are investigating circumstances under which two people were killed in two separate incidents.
The Kayunga District Police Commander, Mr Bob Kagarura, on Wednesday identified the deceased as Steven Kyambalangu, a resident of Kasota village, Busaana Sub-county and Winnie Kasubo, who was a teacher at Ndeeba Primary School in Kayunga Town Council.
Mr Kagarura said Kyambalangu was on Monday night allegedly attacked by his wife who found him sleeping with another woman in the same village.

“It is alleged that the woman had for long accused Kyambalangu of having a love affair with another woman but he (Kyambalangu) had denied the wife’s claims,” he said. Adding: “On the fateful day, Kyambalangu’s wife trailed him and saw him entering a house where the woman lived. She forced the door open and stabbed Kyambalangu in the chest and stomach.”

The woman with whom Kyambalangu was in the house fled, leaving Kyambalangu bleeding profusely. By the time neighbours went to the scene, he had died. The suspect is on the run.
In the second incident, the police said Ms Winnie Kasubo, who was living in the school quarters with her two- year- old child, was on Tuesday morning found dead in the house.

According to fellow teachers, Kasubo spent the whole of Monday at school teaching and was in a jovial mood.

“After teaching and conversing with fellow teachers, she retired home. But on Tuesday, fellow teachers got surprised when she didn’t show up. They called her phone that kept on ringing but no one answered the call,” Mr Kagarura said.

He added that later, the teachers went to her house and forced their way in and found the child crying while Kasubo was lying dead in her bed.

The body was taken to Kayunga Hospital for postmortem. The police said it didn’t rule out a possibility that she could have died of natural causes. “We are waiting for the postmortem report to establish the cause of her death,” Mr Kagarura said.