Police in Rukungiri is investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of 36-year-old Naboth Kanyima a resident of Nyakibungo cell Bugyera parish Buyanja sub county Rukungiri district.
The Kigezi region police spokesman Elly Maate explains that on 23/05/2022 at around 2200hrs, the deceased was seen at Sanbex Fuel Station at Buhandagazi Trading Center fighting with one Amos over a stick of roasted meat that he had eaten without paying.
When the fighting intensified, Nkamuhayo Aston a watchman at the fuel station intervened to separate the two, but he was overpowered and instead took sides and was seen kicking the deceased several times in the chest.
According to Maate, Kanyima tried to move home after the fight but could not manage to reach there and instead slept at the home of one Ezra who on the 24/05/ 2022 took him to a clinic at Buyanja Town Council from where he got referred to Nyakibale hospital for further medication.
Kanyima is reported to have died upon arrival at Nyakibale hospital,
His body was taken home and a case of murder was reported at Buyanja Police station.
Maate says the scene of the crime was visited and documented,
the body was conveyed to Rwakabengo Health Center 111 for post-mortem to ascertain the actual cause of the death.
Nkamuhayo Aston was arrested while Amos is on the run.