2 Congolese Refugees Arrested For Murder

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Two Congolese refugees in Kyangwali settlement camp in Kyagwali sub-county Hoima district have been arrested for alleged murder.

Two Congolese refugees in Kyangwali settlement camp in Kyagwali sub-county Hoima district have been arrested for alleged murder.
 
Twenty-eight year old Timothy Ndayambaze and Habimaana Kibarize who is aged 35, are accused of attacking and killing a 17-year-old boy identified as Charles Magezi, a resident of Nyapindi village in Kibaale district.
 
Godson Nimanya, the officer in charge criminal investigations at Hoima police station, says the deceased went missing on October 13, ten days before his body was found decomposing and dumped along a valley near Kiina landing site on the shores of Lake Albert.

Nimanya says on the day he went missing, the deceased had visited his friends in Kyangwali refugee camp where they had booze together with the suspects but he never reached home. He says the suspects have been arrested to help police with investigations to ascertain the cause of death.
 
Nimanya says the duo is being held at Hoima central police station. Kyangwali camp is one of the largest refugee camps in the country currently housing more than 10,000 refugees, part of the group that ran away from fighting in the Democratic Republic of Congo in July this year.