4 Ntungamo family members die in arson attack

Written by on September 13, 2021

Four family members from Nyaburiza Village, Nyarutuntu Sub-County in Ntungamo district perished in an arson attack today.  

The deceased are, the family head, Obed Akampurira, 34, Innocent Ainamatsiko, 9, Patricia Ainembabazi, 7 and Peterson Aijuka, 18 months.     

Akampurira’s wife, Olivia Birungi is nursing burns at Itojo Hospital. Samson Kasasira, the Rwizi Regional police spokesperson says Obed Akampuriira had just returned from remand in prison where he was locked up on murder charges.

According to Kasasiira, preliminary police investigations show that arsonists locked the family in their house and torched it using petrol. He says that by the time the rescue team arrived at the scene, the four has burnt beyond recognition.


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