Two Siblings Arrested for Murdering Their Father Over Land in Kibaale

SP Julius Allan Hakiza, The Albertine Region Police Spokesperson, PHOTO/COURTESY

Kibaale District | The Black Examiner – Police in Kibaale district have apprehended two siblings on charges of allegedly murdering their father over a land dispute.

The deceased has been identified as 63-year-old Benedicto Kato, a resident of Muzizi LC1 in Kitutu Parish, Karama sub-county in Kibaale.

The two suspects in custody are Mary Komuhimbo, 34, and his brother Twinomujuni Nyamutale, 40.


The incident unfolded when two assailants armed with a knife reportedly invaded the deceased’s home.

Gertrude Kobusinge, the wife of the deceased, reported that her husband was attacked when he went outside to attend nature’s call.

She heard his cries for help and rushed to his aid, only to discover him lying unconscious in a pool of blood.

The assailants had inflicted multiple stab wounds on his head and neck.

He passed away while being transported to Kyegegwa Hospital for treatment.

According to Kobusinge, the deceased had been embroiled in a long-standing land dispute with his children.

Julius Hakiza, the Albertine region police spokesperson, has confirmed the arrest of the two suspects.

They are currently detained at Kibaale Central Police Station, facing murder charges.

Hakiza mentioned that once the police investigations are concluded, the suspects will be brought before a court of law.

Meanwhile, the body of the deceased has been released to his relatives to make burial arrangements after a postmortem examination was conducted.

The postmortem report revealed that the deceased succumbed to severe bleeding caused by the injuries inflicted by his attackers.

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