Police in Hoima are investigating circumstances under which one of their own committed suicide by shooting himself inside the barracks.
Julius Hakiza, the Albertine regional police public relations officer, has identified the victim as Police Constable Lawrence Kayanga, aged 34.
Speaking to Uganda Radio Network on phone this morning, Hakiza says that Kayanga shot himself at about 6pm on Wednesday at the time when he was expected to report for evening duty.
He says the deceased left behind a suicide note with the phrase: “I have decided to do it because I have no strength and peace.”
Hakiza says that by the time Kayanga shot himself dead, his wife was not in their house.
He adds that the body of the deceased who hails from Eastern Uganda is at the Hoima regional referral hospital mortuary pending postmortem by police pathologists.
Asked about how a police officer managed to have a gun in his house inside the barracks, Hakiza says the deceased had just signed for the gun as he reported for evening duty but may be decided to head direct to his home to do the act of suicide.
Sources within the police barracks who have preferred anonymity told URN that the deceased had had domestic issues with his wife. Kayanga had reportedly asked another woman in the barracks to counsel his wife and as a result, upon his return home, she engaged him in a verbal attack asking why their domestic issues are leaked to a third party.
Sources say Kayanga shot himself dead moments after his wife had walked out of the house to fetch water from a tap within the barracks.
Mbarara Police are holding a man in connection with the death of his girlfriend. The suspect is Januario Nsiimire, a resident of Ruti cell in Nyakayojo division in Mbarara municipality. Nsiimire is wanted for assaulting his girlfriend Caroline Mbabazi on Saturday night following a misunderstanding leading to her death.
Mbabazi died on Sunday evening as a result of the complications she developed during the fight. Taban Chiriga, the Officer in Charge of Criminal Investigations at Mbarara Central Police Station, says Nsiimire is being held on tentative charges of murder. Juliet Kamukama, a neighbor says it had become a habit for the suspect to assault his girlfriend.
She says they thought the Friday fight was one of those usual altercations. This is the fifth murder case in Ankole sub region within a space of less than three weeks.
On November 14th, 2016, 9-year-old Kevin Asimwe, a resident of Nsiika cell in Rubindi Sub County in Mbarara district met was killed by his brother after following a disagreement at an animal watering point.
On November 7th, Deus Karegyesa, a resident of Kishungwe village in Rwengwe Sub County in Buhweju District killed his son only identified as Deus during a domestic brawl with his wife.
On the same day, a man only identified as Clinton stabbed his rival Alkangyero Mugyerwa to death at a drinking joint in Kizinda trading center in Bishenyi district following a misunderstanding over a girl.
On November 2, 2016, Addy Mugabi stabbed his wife Patience Nahabwe and buried her remains secretly accusing her of infecting him with HIV/Aids. The incident occurred at their home in Katimba cell in Kakanju Sub County in Bushenyi District.
Two people are in police custody in Soroti district in connection to the brutal killing of a 24 year old woman.
The suspects are identified as Lambert Ejetu, 31 and his 28-year-old partner Christine Engwedu, 28, both residents of Olukei village in Kamuda Sub County.
The two are being held at Soroti Central Police Station and police has so far preferred murder charges against them.
Michael Odongo, East Kyoga regional police spokesperson says Ejetu reportedly connived with Engwedu against the deceased identified as Sarah Isiani who is aged 24.
Odongo says the deceased was beaten to death by the suspects after she had gone to complain to her husband Ejetu who had disappeared from home and was staying at Engwedu’s house.
Isiani’s body is still being kept at the Soroti Municipality mortuary at Nakatunya ward pending postmortem.
Peter Oringo, the district councillor representing Kamuda Sub County says violence against women has continued claiming many lives in the area.
He urged for a community drive approach to sensitise local people against the vice.
Soroti district has in the recent past recorded increased cases of domestic violence, especially against women.