Kanungu Woman Poisoned In Fight For Neighbor’s Husband

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Kanungu District | The Black Examiner – A woman in her 30s from Kanungu District is currently in police custody on suspicion of poisoning another female village member. The suspect, identified as Loyce Twinomujuni, 35, is accused of poisoning Ruth Tukamusiima, 23, a resident of Biizi village, Katojo parish, in Rutenga sub County, Kanungu district.

Reportedly, the deceased began vomiting and experiencing stomach pain on Monday around 7 AM and tragically passed away around 1 PM the same day.

Twinomujuni, a close neighbor of the deceased, had engaged in occasional conflicts with her, often related to their husbands and alleged infidelity by sharing partners. She is being considered a possible cause of the tragedy.

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Kigezi Police spokesperson ASP Elly Maate informed journalists that the incident was reported to Rutenga Police Post at 8 PM by Alex Turyatemba. Officers promptly visited the scene, and following a postmortem examination, the body was transferred to Kanungu Health Centre IV Mortuary. Investigation into the alleged murder by poisoning, registered under file number CRB 571/2023, is ongoing.

In a related case, the district is also investigating the death of Jenesita Bandaganire, 58, a resident of Katebere village in Kayungwe parish/sub county in Kanungu district.

According to ASP Elly Maate, Kigezi Region Police spokesperson, on the evening of August 21, 2023, around 8 PM, the deceased was last seen in Mukanoni Trading Centre purchasing food before returning home. She was discovered on August 22, 2023, around 7 AM in a sweet potato garden approximately 30 meters from Katebere Road. She was found in a pool of blood with head injuries, bleeding from the ears and nose.

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Maate disclosed that the initial motive behind the murder seems to be related to money. The victim was in the process of leveling the ground at her house for a new construction, leading to a misconception that she had moved with the money.

Deogracious Mugisha, 32, alerted the police to the scene, where evidence was examined, a postmortem conducted, and the body released to the family for proper burial.

Investigations into both incidents are ongoing, and while suspects remain unidentified, Maate revealed that a case file with reference number CRB 570/2023 has been initiated at Kanungu CPS.”

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