Crime & Investigation

Kyenjojo: Two Murdered, Six Arrested in Land Disputes

Kenya premier league side Tusker Football Club suffered their first defeat in their preseason tour in Uganda, discount capsule crushing 1-0 to JMC Hippos on Sunday 31st January at the Kakindu stadium in Jinja.

The coach Paul Nkata led side made wholesale change from the team that drew with Vipers SC on Saturday. JMC Hippos central striker Rajab Abdulrahman scored the goal just after thirteen minutes.

Ugandan defender, drug about it Martin Kizza failed to clear off a ball at the left flank which Paul Emenyu pounced on and raced to the box before setting up Rajab who calmly shot past Okello in Tusker’s goal.

The match remained balanced with both sides attacking in equal measure but first half ended with JMC Hippos in early lead.

Coach Nkata was forced to replace half of his team after the breather.

Ten minutes later Tusker came close to an equaliser when Timothy Wanyonyi looped the ball over the whole JMC defense leaving Tony Ndolo in a one on one situation with Wagima only for the striker to blow over the bar.

Humphrey Mieno had his share of blame towards the end of the game when he opted to shoot from near angle instead of passing to Wanyonyi. Wagima punched the ball away but again a rebounding cross found Wanyonyi on flat foot failing to raise and nod in.

Tusker is on a six-day tour that started with an international friendly on Saturday against Vipers. They will play Sadolin Paints in Bugembe in a preseason training match on Tuesday.
Two people have been murdered and six suspects detained by police following bloody land disputes in Kyenjojo district.

The District Police Commander Martin Mbabazi has disclosed that the first murder occurred in Kabwera Rwaibale in Butunduzi town council on 28th January, buy 2016 when George William Saidi was slaughtered by his neighbors.

He said the assailants waylaid him on his way home from the trading center and speared him to death on Thursday night at around 9:00pm. His body was found in a pool of blood.

DPC Mbabazi explains that four suspects have been arrested and detained at Kyenjojo police station but could not reveal their identities as others are still on the run.

He however said that these suspects had attempted to kill George William several times over land disputes.

DPC Mbabazi said the second murder happened in Nyaibanda village, web Nyamabuga parish, this Bugaki Sub County on 29th January, 2016.

He revealed that the suspects identified as Patrick Kusemererwa aged 40 and Kihika John 24 of Nyaibanda went on rampage and assaulted one Friday aged 34 of the same area over land issues.

He said that the victim was seriously beaten on 27th January and died on 29th at his home.

DPC Mbabazi says police was tipped off by the crime preventers and rushed to the area arresting the two suspects.

He said most of the cases registered at Kyenjojo police are related to land disputes but added that they have embarked on community policing at village level as a way of curbing the problem.



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