KAKUMIRO, UGANDA: Shock and grief engulfed residents of Kyabalitwa cell, Kisiita town council in Kakumiro district after discovering a 23-year-old man hacked to death by unknown assailants.
The deceased has been identified as Justus Ssempewo a resident of Kyabalitwa cell in Kisiita town council.
Ssempewo has been a Boda boda cyclist and he had gone for night prayers at Kisiita Pentecostal church on Monday night where unknown thugs hucked him to death over yet-to-be-known reasons.
John Baptist Biryomumiso the Kyabalitwa village chairperson says he received the unpleasant information from his residents at around 7:30 am of Tuesday.
“On Tuesday morning, I received unpleasant information about the killing of our fellow resident at Kisiita pentecostal church, I rushed to the scene and I found out when he is already dead,” He said.
Biryomumiso says after making thorough investigations, he was informed that Ssempewo asked for the keys to the church on Monday evening to go for night prayers where the wrongdoers found him and forced him out of the church and later murdered him.
Wilson Ssebaduka the father of the deceased says his son had a court case which he reported after his motorcycle was burnt to ashes by residents suspecting him to be conniving with thieves Ssempewo was supposed to appear in court on Tuesday for further hearing of his case.
“I was informed by the village chairperson was hacked to death for unknown reasons because we as his relatives, know him as a good person but it’s so unfortunate that he has been murdered in cold blood,” Ssebaduka said.
ASP Peter Kayemba the Kisiita police OC station confirmed the murder case and added that investigations have commenced to have the assailants brought to book.
“As police, we condemn such hooliganism acts because suspecting someone does not give the right to punish him/her and even mob justice is a crime so our investigations have commenced and we shall arrest and convict anybody who will be found to have connections in this killing,” he said.
This development comes in a period of only one after another suspected motorcycle thief was lynched by an angry mob in Kyabatalya cell, Buhimba town council in Kikuube District.
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