Rukungiri, Uganda | URN | Unknown assailants have killed an elderly woman in Rukungiri district shortly after receiving her stipend of Shillings 100,000 [approx. $27.20] under the Social Assistance Grant for Empowerment [SAGE].
The deceased is 84-year-old Joy Nyinarubuga, a resident of Kajwamushana cell in Kicwamba parish Ruhinda sub-county in Rukungiri district.
It’s alleged that on On Wednesday 9, December 2020 in the evening hours, Nyinarubuga returned home shortly after receiving the money from Ruhinda sub-county headquarters.
At night, her grandchild, Mutekanga Saudi aged six years old while sleeping heard the deceased screaming — that was the time she was being killed, but he did not disclose the names who the criminals were.
The deceased’s daughter, Rovence Orikiriza, 36, who had gone to Kajwamushana trading center to charge her phone, returned home at about 21:00hrs only to find her mother lying in a pool of blood in her kitchen.
Orikiriza said that she immediately informed her brother, Elisam Barwegirira, 60, who reported the matter at Ruhinda Police Post.
Elly Maate, the Kigezi Region Police Spokesperson, says the deceased’s children including Rovence Orikiriza and Martin Bamwesiga have been arrested to help police investigations.
“Scene of crime was visited, postmortem done at the scene and two suspects one Orikiriza Rovence and her son Bamwesiga Martin have been arrested to assist in investigations. Inquiries ongoing,” Maate Said.
A case of murder has been entered at Rukungiri central police station vide CRB 2234/2020.