Kiruhura: 45 year old man beaten to death over failure to pay bride price
Police in Kiruhura has in custody four members of the same family accused of killing a man for not paying bride price.
Kwizeera Emmanuel, 45, a husband to Katushabe Jane was beaten to death and his body dumped in a dam by his wife’s family members over failure to pay bride price.
It is said the incident occurred on 13th July 2023 and Kwizeera’s dead body was found in a dam of Rwakashugi George on 14th July 2023.
The suspects identified as Kendeere Margret, Kwizeera’s (deceased) mother-in-law, Bakashaba Aaron, Muhereza Yoram and another identified only as Moses, all residents of Rwomuti cell 1, Rugongi parish, Kenshunga sub-county in Kiruhura district are under arrest at Kiruhura police station on charges of murder.
Katushabe Jane whose husband was beaten to death told our reporter that she and her husband agreed to work and pay bride price later, a decision her mother, Kendeere Margret disagreed with and this resulted into the death of her husband.
According to police, three other suspects still at large are; Namara Grace, Ikiriza Allen and Amumpire James, all relatives of the deceased’s wife (Katushabe).
Katushabe added that she wants justice and requested police to continue searching for the three suspects still on the run and arrest them for killing her husband.
Gumisiriza Moses, the LCI chairperson Rwomuti I cell revealed that family members of Katushabe did not want Kwizeera to marry their daughter.