Kabale man accused of killing university student, police officer remanded


A 22-year-old man accused of allegedly killing a Kabale University female student and shooting a female police officer dead has been committed to the High court for trial.

Denis Arineitwe, a tailor in Kabale town and resident of Nyakahanga village, Kazindiro parish, Rukungiri district is alleged to have killed Sarah Naturinda inside her room in Rwamukundi village, in Kabale Municipality on March 19 following a misunderstanding.

A few hours later, Arineitwe went to Kabale police barracks where he picked a gun and shot dead Caroline Komugisha following another feud. Arineitwe was allegedly having an affair with both women.

After the two incidents, Arineitwe unsuccessfully attempted to commit suicide by shooting. Appearing in court on Friday, Arinetwe was charged with two counts of murder. Raymond Mwesigwa Mugisha, Kabale district senior state attorney, told the court to commit the suspect to the High court for trial because investigations into the two incidents were completed.

Rachel Tabaruka, the Kabale chief magistrate committed Arineitwe saying that her court has no jurisdiction to hear his case.

Tabaruka also said that during the trial, the court will use evidence from the postmortem reports, forms where Arinaitwe was mentally examined, the sketch plan, and the exhibits that were recovered from the two scenes of crime. Arinetwe was remanded to Ndorwa prison.