Five Arrested for Double Murder

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Police in Nakaseke have arrested five people in connection to two murder incidents in the district on Thursday night.

Police in Nakaseke have arrested five people in connection with double murder incidents in the district on Thursday night.

Two of the suspects are; Aloysius Busulwa, and his wife Jane Nakityo. They are accused of  murdering Simon Lulirwe  a witchdoctor  of Balattira village in Kapeeka sub county.

The others  are Daniel Kibirige,Robert Mugerwa,and Suleiman Kigundu. The Twio is accused of murdering Besweri  Mukiibi,  the chairman of Bukattira village in Ssemuto  sub county in Nakaseke district.

Simon Lulirwe was found lying in a pool of blood with deep cuts on the head, chest and back, while Besweri Mukiibi was found murdered and his dead body dumped into the bushes near his home.

Riots rocked Balattira village as residents wanted to kill the two witchdoctors indentified as Aloysious Busulwa and Kato Kagimu whom they accused of masterminding the murder.The residents demolished their homesteads and properties  leaving their families homeless.

The Nakaseke District Police Commander Edward Kyaligonza says that the five suspects were arrested in an operation by police with the assistance of  the sniffer dogs that smoked them out of their homes.

Kyaligonza explains that one of the suspects in the murders Kato Kagimu has allegedly gone into hiding, but police are still hunting for him to face the murder charges. 

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Brian Luwaga
Since Brian Luwaga joined Uganda Radio Network in 2011, he is still amazed how, "URN is a place that gives journalists a chance to enhance their skills . It gives a journalist an opportunity to adopt and master various aspects of journalism that include radio broadcast, social media, photography and television production."

A practicing journalist since 2009, first with Star FM, Luwaga has always been keen to write about the concerns of the "common person." Based for much of his career in Luweero, Luwaga takes it as a compliment if politicians complain that his reporting is too harsh.

In his journalism, Luwaga likes to merge the past with the present. He believes you cannot understand what is happening now, if you do not have a grounding in the past. Brian Luwaga is the Luweero URN bureau chief. Nakasongola, Nakaseke, Mityana, Mubende and Wakiso districts fall under his docket.

Luwaga is interested in humanitarian work and is a keen Rotarian.