20-year-old man in trouble for killing step mother
Police in Kagadi have in custody a 20-year-old man for allegedly murdering his stepmother. The suspect is Wilson Masereka, a resident of Lubiri Village in Kyaterekera town council and the deceased is Kevin Biira,60, a resident of the same area.
It is alleged that at around 8 pm on Saturday Masereka waylaid Biira as she went to fetch water and hit her on the head with a blunt object for unknown reasons. She sounded an alarm that attracted residents who pursued Masereke and arrested him.
Biira’s condition deteriorated and she died while being rushed to Kagadi general referral hospital for treatment. Philemon Kisembo, the deceased’s husband, says that he was shocked when he received information that his son had attacked his stepmother.
He says it is unfortunate that his wife died as she was being rushed to the hospital for medication. Kisembo wants police to expedite investigations to establish the motive behind the brutal murder of his wife.
“I can’t tell why my own son pursued and killed my wife yet they didn’t have any misunderstanding. I appeal to the police to thoroughly investigate this matter to establish why my son took the law in his hand and killed the stepmother, “said Kisembo.
Jane Nyamaizi, a resident, says that they heard the deceased screaming for help and rushed to see what had happened only to find her lying unconscious in a pool of blood. Julius Hakiza, the Albertine region police spokesperson, says that the suspect was handed over to police after being arrested by the residents.
According to Hakiza, once police investigations are through, the suspect will be arraigned before the court to face murder. Police picked up the deceased’s body and conveyed it to Kagadi general hospital for postmortem.
The body was later handed over to the relatives for burial.