Two men were slain by a mob in central Uganda’ s Kayunga District after they were accused of stealing a motorcycle. Image provided courtesy on Friday, Ms. Rosette Sikahwa, the police commander for the Kayunga District, said that a crowd had apprehended two suspects in the village of Namakandwa, Kangulumira Sub County after they had been pursued from the Buikwe District, where they were suspected of stealing a motorcycle. When they caught them, they beat them to death and burned one of the bodies. One of the remains was burned beyond recognition by the time police arrived, Ms. Sikahwa stated in a public statement.
The DPC claims that the identities of the dead and the motorcycle’ s accused thief have not yet been determined.
Police estimate that the ages of the deceased range from 30 to 40 years old. According to the DPC, a murder case has been opened and further inquiries are currently being conducted. They were reportedly riding a stolen motorcycle when they were killed, but its whereabouts are still unclear. Relatives of the dead who were found at the Kayunga central police station where they had gone to record statements claimed the death was a case of mistaken identity. They said the motorcycle the mob said the two stole was slightly different in registration number from the one the deceased were riding.
Ms. Sikahwa also mentioned the death of a 19- year- old casual laborer at a construction site in Kaazi, saying that authorities were looking into the matter. On Wednesday night, after watching football and feeling OK, Andrew Muhirwe went to bed and was later found dead. The DPC reported that the body had been transported to Kayunga Regional Referral Hospital for an autopsy.