Crime investigators from police headquarters in Kampala and flying squad operatives have arrested five suspects (all family members) in connection to a gruesome murder of five children.
Last week, five children belonging to a businessman identified as Joseph Tumwebaze of Kyenjojo district were brutally murdered by assailants who broke into the house on the night of 13th March 2018.
On the fateful day, the attackers broke the door glasses and gained access into the house.
“They found Tumwebaze’s wife and asked the whereabouts of the husband and money, but Tumwebaze had gone to Kasese.”
It is alleged that they cut and killed the children, beat up the wife and dumped her in Kawompo River where she was rescued.
In the investigations, Police on Monday said that five suspects have been arrested in direct connection to the homicide.
According to Police Spokesperson Mr Fred Enanga, all suspects were picked and have since confessed to committing the offence.
The suspects are identified as Baryegya Justus, Alinda Sylvia, Muhereza Ruben, and Allan Turyaikayo who was arrested from Ntinda in Kampala.
Others still on the run are Byaruhanga Fred the area LC.3 Chairman whose residence is where the plan was hatched and Kagurane Emanuel.
From preliminary inquiry according to police, the attack was a revenge on the family of the businessman,Tumwebaze.
“The motive was a revenge attack which arose from 2012 in which a brother to Tumwebaze had an altercation and assault which led to the murder of the relatives to the now arrested family,” Enanga said.
However, the case was solved and Tumwebaze’s brother served a sentence in jail and also paid a fine of Shs 4 million to the family.
Enanga said that police recovered blood stained clothes of one of the deceased children from the residences of the suspects.
“They have confessed to the murder and led us to the tools that were used,” Mr Enanga added.