By Fred Kiva
A total of eight suspects have been arrested in Kakumiro district following the brutal murder of two men in separate incidents on Tuesday night.
The deceased have been identified as Ivan Nsinganzi (23) a taxi driver and a resident of Kisiita town council, while the second one is Umar Semumubwe, aged 20 a peasant hailing from Busasa in Bukomero Sub county Kiboga District.
Julius Allan Hakiza, the Albertine region police spokesperson says Semumubwe was hacked to death at Mwitanzigye trading center, where he has been staying in Kakumiro district.
“One suspect has been arrested to help in investigation,” Hakiza revealed.
Meanwhile Nsinganzi was murdered the same night at around 1’oclock as he returned home.
“He was attacked on his way back home, so far seven suspects have been arrested to help in investigation,” the regional police spokesperson said.
Nsinganzi’s head had multiple cuts and the body was recovered in a pool of blood. It’s however not clear if the two incidents were coordinated.
The eight suspects are now in detention at Kakumiro Police Station.
Kakumiro was curved out of Kibaale District two years ago. Violent crime is one of the challenges dogging the young district. In Kakumiro, police can hardly spend a week without recording a murder case.