Just In: Lubaga Chapati Seller Stabs Customer To Death Over UGX 500

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Old Kampala Police Station is holding a chapatti maker accused of stabbing his customer to death in a heated disagreement over Shillings 500. The suspect is Ronald Nsabimana, a resident of Lusanze Zone in Lubaga Division, a Kampala city suburb.

He allegedly stabbed to death 17-year-old Torres Kalungi, a resident of the same area. Trouble started after Nsabimana declined to give Kalungi his balance of Shillings 500 after handing him Shillings 2000 for a Rolex-Chapati rolled with eggs.

It took the intervention of the police to save Nsabimana from angry the wrath of any mob members who attacked him. He is currently receiving treatment at Mulago National Referral Hospital on handcuffs.   “We are charging him with murder as the investigations into this incident continue,” Luke Owoyesigyire the Kampala Metropolitan Deputy Police Spokesperson told URN this morning.

An eye witness only identified as Alex told detectives at Old Kampala police station that the argument started after the deceased asked the suspect for his balance in vain saying that he had stolen the money resulting into a fight.

“We only heard Kalungi asking him the balance and the man refused and continued asking where he heard got the money. Kalungi grabbed something around and ran away. Nsabimana chased him a few meters and they started fighting. We shortly after heard Kalungi shouting loud and went running only to find him bleeding,” said Alex.

The deceased mother, Harriet Namujuzi, says that they rushed him to Mengo Hospital where he was pronounced dead around 9:00 pm.  I was preparing tea at around 9:00 PM some children came running and shocked me with the news of the stabbing my son that someone had killed my son in a fight,” said Namujuzi.

Isaac Kiyimba, the area LC I Chairperson, says the suspect is part of drug addicts in the area that sometimes terrorizes the area. 

We have a serious problem with groups of youth who are drug addicts and now even school children who at homes have started joining them, some have now started participating in criminal acts of stealing and killing people. This Ronald is part of the groups,” said Kyimba. 

According to the crime report, 3,316 cases of murder were reported to Police in 2019 compared to 3,186 in 2018.  Among these were cases of murder resulting from assault/beating, strangulation, stabbing and hacking. Of these 284 people were killed by stabbing.