Uganda: Police Constable Commits Suicide After Killing Girlfriend

30 September 2019

Ernest Kasadha, a police constable attached to Buwuni police post in Bulesa sub county in Bugiri district has committed suicide after killing his girlfriend, Robinah Namugisa.

Kasadha is said to have shot Namugisa twice in the head around 9:30pm on Sunday night before turning the gun on himself. An AK-47 rifle with 18 rounds of live ammunition was found besides the two lifeless bodies.

According to preliminary information, trouble started after Namugisa, who has been a resident of Budhumbuli village in in Jinja town received a phone call leading to a fight. Amina Isabirye, the Buwuni village LC 1 chairperson, says the couple has been prone to endless fights.

"Kasadha has been here only five months but Namugisa has complained about his behaviour at least two times. I even engaged the two but instead Kasadha told me that Namugisa, who only pays him visits every weekend, is unfaithful," she said.

James Mubi, the Busoga East Region police spokesperson confirmed the incident, saying the bodies of the two former lovebirds have been taken to Bugiri general hospital for postmortem.

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