KABALE: Police in Kabale District are investigating circumstances under which Kabale University student found dead in her rental room in Kabale
Elly Maate the Kigezi Region police spokesperson identified the deceased as Sarah Naturinda aged 20, a second-year student pursuing bachelors in education at Kabale University who was staying in Kamukira cell, Mwanjari ward, Southern division, Kabale municipality
According to the eye witnesses last saw the suspect Arinaitwe Denis the boy friend with deceased at her room on the 19/03/2023, at around 07:00am, moments before he went to the police barracks where he shot police officer Komuhangi Caroline to death
Maate said on Tuesday 21/03/2023, at around 03:45pm, a case of disappearance of the deceased Sarah was reported at Kabale police station by the landlord Turyatemba Charles after the father to the deceased identified as Ndanganwa Naris who came from home in Bishaki village, Nyombe parish, Kahungye sub county, Kabale district to check on the daughter after taking two days without hearing from her on phone and started tracing for her.
Maate narrated that the deceased father and other neighbours went to the room of the deceased, where she was renting and broke the padlock on entering inside they found the said Sarah Naturinda dead lying on the bed facing down tied both hands with a cloth and both the mouth and the nose also covered with a cloth.
Maate said that the suspect, Denis Arinaitwe, is still admitted at Kabale referral hospital under guard by Kabale police officers after injuring himself the day he shot dead the police lady.
Police was notified, scene was visited led by D/CID/O, D/ASP Batumwa Charles, processed and body was retrieved from the scene and conveyed to Kabale referral hospital Mortuary for post-mortem.
The Police Spokesperson notes that Case of murder were registered at Kabale Central Police station under reference number CRB: 242/2023
By Ambrose Kweronda