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Police probe murder of woman found dead in septic tank at Mbale Rosewood hotel

The woman’s decomposing body was discovered by residents on Thursday as they were drawing water from the tank which is still under construction.

Mr. Rogers Taitika, the Elgon Region Police Spokesperson confirmed the incident

MBALE, UGANDA Police in Elgon Region is investigating the incident under which a body of a 20-year-old woman was found submerged in a septic tank belonging to Rosewood Hotel in Mbale City.

The woman’s decomposing body was discovered by residents on Thursday as they were drawing water from the tank which is still under construction.

Mr. Rogers Taitika, the Elgon Region Police Spokesperson confirmed the incident and said investigations carried out so far indicate that yet to be identified woman was allegedly killed by yet unknown people and dumped in the septic tank.

“She could have been killed somewhere else and dumped in this septic tank but we have started our investigations to find out why this happened and the attackers will be arrested and charged in the courts of law,” Taitika said, further appealing to anyone in the area with information surrounding the circumstances to help the police as it carries out the investigations.

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Mr. Saadi Nambobi, LC1 Chairperson of Muyembe cell where the incident happened said police should investigate the matter to its conclusion.
“This is an unfortunate incident in the area. We are not aware whether she was killed elsewhere and dumped here or not,” he said.

Mr Moses Woniala, the caretaker of the hotel said he got concerned after he smelt a bad odour in the compound. “When I tried to look around, I saw flies surrounding our septic tank. When I opened it, I saw a dead body dumped inside. We immediately called the police,” he said.


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