KIKUUBE, UGANDA: Police in Kikuube district, Western Uganda is investigating the murder of Julius Irumba, 43, the LC1 chairperson of Musaijamukuru village, Buhimba sub-county who was reportedly killed over a land dispute.
It is alleged that Irumba was last week hired by unknown persons to transport sand to Masindi but when they reached Kinyaya sugar plantation, a group of people emerged from the sugar plantation and intercepted him.
The assailants who were armed with a panga, a knife, and a hammer reportedly pounced on him hacking him to death. Irumba’s lifeless body was found in Tipper Lorry vehicle registration number UBE 514W.
The deceased succumbed to over-bleeding that resulted from the injuries inflicted on him by his assailants according to the postmortem report.
Amlan Tumusiime, the Kikuube Resident District Commissioner-RDC in an interview said that Irumba was killed because of a land wrangle.
According to Tumusiime, a day before Irumba was killed, he led a group of people from Musaijamukuru village to the RDC’s office protesting the emergence of a fraudulently acquired title in their village.
He says that Irumba together with other village members wanted his intervention to investigate how some individuals acquired titles on their ancestral land.
According to Tumusiime, prior to his death, Irumba complained that he had started receiving death threats from unknown people.
He says they are investigating the matter to ensure that the culprits are apprehended for justice to prevail.