Crime Preventer Found Dead, Two Arrested

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The deceased has been identified as Deus Twinomugisha, a resident of Murambi cell, Nyarurambi parish Rwamucucu Sub County in Rukiga District. Twinomugishas body was discovered on Friday morning at around 05:30am about two kilometres away from his home.

A 44-year-old crime preventer has been found dead in Rukiga district.
 
The deceased has been identified as Deus Twinomugisha, a resident of Murambi cell, Nyarurambi parish Rwamucucu Sub County in Rukiga District. Twinomugisha's body was discovered on Friday morning at around 05:30am about two kilometres away from his home.
 
Joventah Busingye, a wife to the deceased says that she waited for him to return home in vain. The deceased left home on Thursday at around 5:00pm heading to a bar in Iboroza trading centre, Nyarurambi parish.
 
Busingye says that she became suspicious after midnight when he didn't return home. She alerted neighbours who helped her to mount a search. Busingye says that she rang his phone several times but he could not pick.
 
Eddie Mugisha, a resident of the area and district interim vice chairperson, says that the deceased's body was discovered about two kilometres away from his home near the walkway.
Mugisha says that the body had bruises indicating that he could have been strangled.
 
Elly Maate, the police spokesperson for Kagezi region, says the body has been taken to Kabale regional referral hospital mortuary for postmortem.  Maate says that two people have so far been arrested for questioning.
 
According to Maate, the suspects, Ambroze Mugabirwe and Baraka Ntegeyereize who were drinking with the deceased at night, gave contradicting statements on what happened.
 
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Samuel Amanya
Samuel Amanya is the Kigezi Region URN bureau chief. Kabale, Kisoro, Kanungu and Rukungiri districts fall under his docket. Samuel Amanya has been a Uganda Radio Network reporter since August 2016. Before becoming a URN staff reporter, Amanya had written for the network for several years as a freelancer.


Amanya was also a Voice of Kigezi reporter from 2011 to 2016.


A journalism graduate from African College of Commerce Kabale, Amanya values his independence. Amanya says URN is a home for his talent because it lets him explore his journalistic interests without limits.

Amanya is fascinated by the crime beat and some of his best stories have come out of that interest. Amanya says he aims to be all round beat reporter.