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Man hacks children of his wife’s lover to death

Police in Kanungu is hunting for a 40-year-old man who allegedly cut two innocent toddlers to death.

Elly Maate, the Kigezi region Police spokesman has identified the suspect as Edward Birungi, a resident of Kagarama cell Nyarutojo parish Kambuga sub county, who allegedly cut two children identified as Tracy Nabasa(8) and Ian Owembabazi, (3) both children of Kato Frank of the same village.

The bodies of the two deceased children.

Maate explains that today 17th/02/2022 at around 4:00PM the police received information from Augustine Mutabazi; the area chairperson that two children had been murdered.

The suspect suspected that his neighbor, Kato, the father of the children was having an affair with his wife who had divorced him two weeks ago. He reportedly picked a panga, found the children alone at home when the father had gone to the garden, chased and hacked them to death, after which he disappeared.

Maate said that when the Police was informed, they immediately visited the scene, recovered the bodies and conveyed them to Kambuga Hospital for postmortem examination and joined the residents to hunt for the fugitive suspect.

The case of murder has been registered at Kanungu District Central Police Station under reference number CRB 110/2022 to help in investigations.

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