Crime

Masaka woman killed two days after murder of five family members

Southern Regional Police Spokesperson, Mr Twaha Kasirye, said investigations have already kicked off and a manhunt for the assailants is underway.

Police detectives at the scene of crime in Masaka where a Woman, 30, was murdered (Photo/Courtesy)

MASAKA, UGANDA: The Police in Masaka District is investigating a case of murder after a 30-year-old woman was found killed by unknown assailants, a few kilometres from where five family members were hacked to death two days ago.

Nakyibira Sylvia, a resident of Kyanjovu, Buwunga Sub County in Masaka District was reportedly murdered in the wee hours of Monday morning and her body dumped in the compound, according to locals in the neighbourhood.

Locals claim they heard people arriving on motorcycles, only to wake up and see Nakyibira’s body dumped in the area.

Mr John Ssekanwagi, the deceased’s husband who claims he was not at home at the time incident said his wife was strangled to death using the sweater she was wearing.

“I was shocked to received information that my wife haD been killed because I was not at home at the time of the incident,” he said.

Masaka District Speaker, Mr Francis Kimuli, who is a resident of the village has asked police to come up with a comprehensive report on the cause of the current spate of murders.

“On Saturday, we lost five family members from Kijonjo, a village in the same parish. Now another person has been killed under unclear circumstances,” he said.

Southern Regional Police Spokesperson, Mr Twaha Kasirye, said investigations have already kicked off and a manhunt for the assailants is underway.

Police responded to reports from locals and deployed a team who cordoned off the area and picked up the body to start investigations into Nakyibira’s cause of death and those behind it.

Nakyibira’s death comes just days after a family of five, including two children in the same sub country were hacked to death. These included; Emmanuel Muteesasira, 57, his wife Proscovia Ndagaano, 52, their daughter Beatrice Nakalyango, 13 and two grandchildren –Shivan Nakasagga,5, and Robert Kayemba.

While the gruesome murder of the family members was initially connected to the resurgence of Panga-wielding thugs, the Police Spokesperson Fred Enanga while addressing a press briefing in Kampala said that it was a revenge murder from a relative.

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