Police in Luuka district is investigating circumstances
under which 50 year old, Tom Kilema was hacked to death during the night of Saturday.
Kilema, a resident of Kirimwa A village in Bukooma sub
county, Luuka district was hacked to death by unknown
assailants who reportedly first forced him outside of his house in the middle of the night.
His lifeless body which had deep cuts in the head and back was
dumped behind a pit latrine in Kirimwa A trading center.
Bosco Tirutya, the deceased’s grandchild says that the
assailants who had covered their faces ordered Kilema to board their motorcycle
before speeding off with him.
“The assailants who had covered their faces called
out to grandfather who politely followed them, but I was shocked to find out that,
he was killed,” he says.
Yusuf Nuume, the area L.C.1 chairperson says that Kilema
was attacked in the absence of his wife and other family members adding that, Tirutya
who stayed behind only notified local leaders on Sunday morning.
He says that they mounted search for Kilema, only to
recover his lifeless body lying in a pool of blood.
Nuume adds that Kilema has been a reliable counsellor who will
be missed by both the elderly and youthful members of the community.
//cue in: “tutusa…
The Luuka district police commander, John Bosco Sserunjogi
confirms the incident adding that, police has mounted a search for the suspects.