Kigezi region Police Spokesperson Elly Maate said that the two survivors were forced to carry their accomplice's corpse back to Kamwezi at the Uganda Rwanda border
A 23 year old resident of Rukiga district
was last evening lynched by a mob and his two accomplices seriously injured after they
were reportedly caught stealing cattle in the neighbouring Ntungamo district.
The deceased has been identified as Justus
Turyareba, while the injured are Bosco Nkwasibwe and Erick Akanyijuka, all residents
of Konyo cell Kashekye parish Kamwezi Sub County Rukiga district.
It is reported that yesterday, the trio was
caught by locals from the neighbouring Sub County of Ngoma in Ntungamo district
stealing cattle who beat them heavily, killing Turyareba and seriously
injuring the other two.
The two suspects with serious injuries are
currently admitted at Kamwezi health centre IV for treatment.
The Kigezi region Police Spokesperson
Elly Maate said that after the incident, the two survivors were forced to carry
their fellow’s body back to Uganda Rwanda border of Kamwezi. After the beating and the long walk while carrying a corpse, the badly injured suspects were hospitalized.
He added that the
case was later reported to Kamwezi Police Post by Charles Bendakabi a concerned
resident of the area.
Maate said that police visited the scene
examined the body, had a sketch plan done and recorded the relevant statements were as inquiries into the matter continue