Identified as Benon Tumwesigye-resident of Hakabungo cell, Mukalange ward, Katuna town council is said to have hit his mother Provia Busingye 50 with a hoe on the head according to Kigezi Region Police Spokesperson ASP Elly Maate.
He says, it’s alleged that the suspect divorced his wife and the wife went back to her parent’s home in Rwanda while pregnant.
On Sunday, 5th Feb 2023, the woman gave birth to a dead child. The suspect started accusing his own mother “Provia” to have bewitched the wife to produce that dead child.
As the mother prepared to go for the burial in Rwanda on Monday morning at around 2:00 Am, the suspect attacked and hit her with a hoe on the head several times, killing her instantly.
Maate confided to journalists that officers at Katuna police station swung into action after they were notified, the scene was visited and documented by the Kabale team.
Exhibits of two hoes with suspected blood stains were recovered at the crime scene, body retrieved and taken to Kabale referral hospital mortuary for postmortem examination.
The murder case file has been opened at Kabale Central Police station under file number CRB: 116/2023 and further inquiries are ongoing.