A man identified as Nakuzeyezu Potien aged 27 from Mwimerere village, Nyamihanda cell of Butare sector in Rusizi district has been arrested over alleged murder of his aunt and uncle in a land related conflicts.
IGIHE has learnt that the incident took place yesterday around 19:00 hours.
One of residents of Mwimerere village has told IGIHE that the murder may have risen from land conflicts.
“The man came equipped with a machete and stabbed his aunt and uncle. I know that they had land-related conflicts,” he said.
The victims are identified as Nangwahose Benedigito, 56, and Mukamudenge Suzana, 52, as confirmed by the executive secretary of Butare sector, Janvier Habiyaremye.
“The deceased lived together with the murderer. The man stabbed his aunt and uncle yesterday evening seeking to remain in control of disputed land,” he said.
The deceased were taken to Mibirizi hospital for postmortem while the murderer was taken to Nyakabuye police station.