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19 year old Man allegedly canes young brother to death before taking own life

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19 year old Man allegedly canes young brother to death before taking own life

The Territorial Police in Bombo and Luweero are investigating a case of suspected murder and suicide, which occurred on Sunday, 19/11/2023, at an undisclosed time, within Bajjo LC1, Nyimbwa Subcounty, Luwero District.

This incident came to official attention on 22/11/2023 at 0730 hours. The deceased persons have been identified as Muwonge George William, a 19-year-old bricklayer residing at the aforementioned address, and his younger brother, Yiga Kevin, aged 6 years and a pupil at Bajjo Community Primary School, also residing in the same locality.

According to preliminary information, on the aforementioned day, Muwonge reportedly used an item locally known as “solido” to discipline his younger brother. The conflict arose when Muwonge discovered a pumpkin in Yiga’s possession, suspecting it may have been stolen from neighbors.

This resulted in a severe beating, and Muwonge was later seen taking his brother to his rented residence. Following this incident, Yiga did not return to his father’s residence overnight. Their father, identified as Bukenya, reported his sons missing to the LC1 chairperson and the local defense on Monday, 20th November.

He received guidance to make public announcements to assist in locating his children. ASP Twiineamazima Sam, the PRO Savannah Region, reveals that on 22nd November 2023, while contemplating entry into Muwonge’s residence, a neighbor, Musingire Tom, alerted Bukenya to an unusual odor emanating from his son’s house. Bukenya rushed to the residence and, upon removing a makeshift barrier under the door, discovered a human hand.

He immediately notified the LC1 chairman, local defense, and the police. Twiineamazima confirms that the police found two decomposing bodies, and registered suspected murder and suicide. The crime scene was documented by the Scene of Crime Officers (SOCO) and the Homicide Squad from Bombo.

Recovered from the scene were a razor blade, a suspected suicidal rope, and the sticks used in the discipline of Yiga. He further reports that relevant statements have been recorded, and the deceased bodies have been handed over to City Mortuary Mulago for postmortem examination. The investigation into this matter remains ongoing.

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