Crime

Unknown assailants kill catechist in Lwengo

MASAKA SUB-REGION: Police in Masaka Region are investigating circumstances under which a 60-year-old catechist was gruesomely murdered in Lwengo district.

Richard Mbaziira, a resident of Kyaboggo village, Nkoni parish, Kkingo sub-county was alone at home when unknown assailants killed him on Sunday night but his body was found lying behind his house, at around 10am on Monday morning.

The deceased has been the secretary for the catechist committee at Nkoni catholic parish. Unknown assailants hit the deceased on the head with a blunt object several times and left his body in the backyard.

Muhammad Nsubuga, the Masaka Regional Police Spokesperson says that they have begun investigations to bring the culprits to book.

He says no arrest has been made so far but inquiries are ongoing.

Aloysius Kibira, the Kkingo sub county LC III chairperson says that Mbaziira is the third person to be killed in Kkingo sub-county in less than two months after two reservists John Kabanda, 60, a resident of Bigando village and Vincent Kalya, 40, of Nzizi village were killed on foot patrol on July 21, 2021.

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Kabbi Ssenkatuka, the Kyaboggo LC I chairperson says that Mbaziira was a humble person who never had a grudge with anyone as far as they know.

He appealed to the police to expedite investigations into the matter and bring the culprits to book.

Mbaziira becomes the tenth murder victim in Lwengo district by unknown assailants in a space of two months.


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