Police are investigating
the gruesome murder of a 38-year-old man whose body was found dumped in a banana
plantation in Kisseka B village in Kiseka sub-county in Lwengo district on
The deceased has been identified as Joseph Bwanika, a
resident of the same village. He is believed to have been dragged into
the plantation by his killers. Family members never
knew the deceased’s whereabouts until news about
his death reached them several hours after.
URN has learnt that Bwanika had a speech impairment and was
staying with five family members with whom they share a similar problem. He
had gone to look for casual work when he was killed. Tadeo Mbarebaki
says that he had gone to inspect his plantation when he found the deceased’s
He immediately notified other residents and local
leaders who called police to the scene of crime. Muhammad Nsubuga, the Masaka Regional
Police spokesperson, says that the assailants used a blunt object to strike the
deceased on the head several times.
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He expressed concern about the escalation of
murders in Lwengo and appealed to residents to be careful and promote neighborhood
watch to avert crime.
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Police visited the crime scene with a
sniffer dog but could not track the killers due to contamination by residents. Detective
Francis Okongo and his team retrieved the
body and took it to Lwengo HCIII for postmortem.
Police have opened inquiries under CRB 203/2021
at Lwengo Central Police Station. Bwanika becomes the third murder victim in
the district within a space of two weeks.
Unknown assailants waylaid John Kabanda 60 and
Vincent Kalya 40, both reserve force officers and residents of Bigando and Nzizi
villages respectively in Kkingo sub-county and killed them while on foot
The killers used blunt objects
to hit their victims on the head before strangling them to death. They dumped their
bodies in a bush near a coffee plantation. Police managed to arrest four
people in possession of reserve force uniform and other objects, which
were registered as exhibits.