Residents continued to hunt for the fled suspected thieves and while combing the villages, landed on one who has only been identified as Khamis believed to be in his mid-20s at Bugungu village in Makulubita Sub-County, in Nakaseke’s neighboring district of Luweero, where they have lynched him from.
A furious mob of residents in Nakaseke district has lynched one
of the suspected cattle thieves as the pursuit of six others rages on.
On Saturday night, a gang of seven suspected cattle thieves
raided two homes at Lwetunga village in Kapeeka Sub-County in Nakaseke
district. The gang descended on kraals and stole two cows, one from Godfrey
Ssempijja and the other from Ephraim Magemesi.
The suspected thieves then slaughtered the three animals each
valued at 3 million shillings and loaded the beef onto their pick-up
vehicle Registration Number UAP.202S.
After learning about the raid, residents raised an alarm in the
early hours of Sunday morning and the chase of the
The residents also rushed and reported the matter to Kapeeka
Officers at Kapeeka police station also tipped off their colleagues
at Nakaseke police station to spread the dragnets.
By the time Nakaseke police officers launched a chase, the
vehicle had passed through, this then prompted the officers to call
their colleagues at Kasangombe Police Station who joined the chase. Officers attached to Kasangambe Police Station managed to shoot one of the hind tyres of the vehicle, but the driver continued to drive away,
with difficulty, though at a slowed speed.
As this was going on, locals who had received information at
Bulyakevillage, in the neighboring
Sub-County, Kasangombe, intercepted the vehicle, forcing the suspected thieves
to take to their heels into the nearby bushes.
Bulyake village LC 1 chairperson Livingstone Gitta told Uganda
Radio Network (URN) on Sunday that as a result, the thieves abandoned the
vehicle in the middle of the road at around 7.am to save dear lives and afterwards the residents set in on fire.
The residents didn’t tire, and continued to hunt for the fled suspected thieves.
This endless combing of villages then landed them on one who has
only been identified as Khamis believed to be in his mid-20s at Bugungu village
in Makulubita Sub-County, in Nakaseke’s neighboring district of Luweero, where
they have lynched him from.
Savannah Region police publicist Isah Ssemwogerere confirms the
development. He tells URN that preliminary investigations show that the total
number of suspected thieves was seven.
According to Ssemwogerere, the one who has been lynched was the
driver of the burnt vehicle.
He now says the force taken the body to Nakaseke General
Hospital for an autopsy as investigations continue on this case opened at
Nakaseke Central Police Station (CPS) on Vide 108/2021. Luganda
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In January this year, in the neighboring
district of Luweero, residents reported that more than 50 cows had been stolen
from Butuntumula Sub-County in Luweero district in a space of one month.END!