Kyenjojo: Man Commits Suicide Over Candidate’s Defeat

City businessman Muhammad Sebuufu and three other people have been charged with murdering Betty Donah Katushabe and aggravated robbery contrary to section 88 and 185 of the Penal Code Act.

These were remanded to Luzira Prison by Buganda Road Chief Magistrate Flavia Nabakooza up to 12 November 2015.

Sebuufu led out of the court cell by a prison wader
Sebuufu led out of the court cell by a prison wader

The accused were advised not to say a word as their offence is capital and can only be heard by the High Court.

The State Attorney handling this matter Jonathan Nuwaganya informed court that investigations are still ongoing, see thereby asking for more time.

Sebuufu and colleagues will return to court on November 12
Sebuufu and colleagues will return to court on November 12

Friends and relatives of the deceased Katushabe whom Ssebuufu and colleagues allegedly tortured to death, shouted at the accused as they bordered the Luzira bus, ‘You will pay for acts; God cannot be corrupted.’

According to prosecution, the suspects locked up and tortured Katushabe with pointed objects, accusing her of failure to clear a Shs 9million debt after she acquired a car from their Pine Car Bond.

These also according to charge sheet, robbed her phone worth shs 300,000.

30 year old Erick Muhukya, information pills a resident of Nyantungo village, Nyantungo Sub County, Kyenjojo district has committed suicide after his candidate lost in the NRM primaries.


Yesterday’s elections for the mayors, parliamentarians and district chairperson flag bearers in the region saw a number of incumbents lose to new entrants.

Muhukya, according to residents hanged himself with a rope upon hearing the preliminary results that the incumbent Kyenjojo woman MP Hon. Linda Timbigamba had lost.

Some residents told local media that prior to the poll, Muhukya had told them he would kill himself if Timbigamba lost.

The incident has been confirmed by the Rwenzori regional police spokesperson Bakari Muga who quoted locals as saying that Muhukya was found hanging in his house this morning at 9:00am.

In the NRM primaries, Hon.Linda Timbigamba lost the party flag to Baguma Spelanza, the former sub county chief Kyegegwa ditrict.

Baguma polled 20,508 votes followed by Joyce Kwebiha with a close 20,222 while the incumbent Timbigamba came third with 14996. Others in the race were Miriam Kesime who got 9698, and Grace Masiko who polled 14904.

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