The Police in Mitooma District have mounted a hunt for a 28-year-old man Dickson Kakama accused of killing a fellow in a bar brawl.
SSP Marcial Tumusiime, the spokesperson for Greater Bushenyi Police told the press that Kakama, a resident of Kitanoga Cell 1, Nyakatooma Parish, Kashenshero Sub County in Mitooma District committed the offence in the night of January 28th 2024.
Tumusiime named the victim as Abias Mpirwe 44, a resident of the same address who according to Police reports was killed on the fateful day at around midnight, at a bar owned by Kyomugisha Dina.
The Police spokesman added that a dispute arose between the suspect and the victim over a woman named Ainembabazi Eunice, a barmaid whom Kakama was romantically interested in.
The disagreement escalated when Kakama requested Mpirwe to leave so that he could engage in a romantic relationship with Ainembabazi.
Moses Tumwijukye, 53 year old resident and an eyewitness recounted that Mpirwe refused the request, leading to the suspect’s frustration. In a fit of anger, Kakama reportedly grabbed a bench and struck Mpirwe on the neck.
The injured victim was promptly rushed to Kampala International Teaching Hospital where he was later pronounced dead on January 31st, 2024.