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Two Suspected Cattle Thieves Lynched in Buyende District

Richard Kajura, one of the residents says that the deceased had instructed him to load two cows on a waiting pickup which would transport them to the police station as exhibits, when he received a phone call alerting him that he was being robbed.
Residents of Bugabula village Kidera sub-county, in Buyende district, have lynched two suspected thieves. The two were part of a group of 20, that disguised as security personnel who were conducting an operation against stolen cattle in the area.

However, the locals who had become suspicious alerted the police. It was subsequently established that these were imposters who had invaded the area to purposely steal cattle.

Richard Kajura, one of the residents says that the deceased had instructed him to load two cows on a waiting pickup which would transport them to the police station as exhibits when he received a phone call alerting him that he was being robbed.

"I had fallen for their trick but one of our local leaders whom I had earlier on contacted called and instructed me to shout for help. Immediately my neighbours surrounded them but the pickup driver fled from us," Kajura narrates.

Zubair Ngobi, the village chairperson says that he had instructed the residents to take the suspects to the police station, but instead, they resolved to lynch them. He says that the act could have been triggered by frustration resulting from persistent cattle thefts and police's failure to apprehend the culprits.

Meanwhile, Michael Kasadha, the Busoga North police spokesperson says that the bodies of the deceased have been taken to Kidera health centre IV for postmortem. However, he adds, none of the affected persons had any form of identification.

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