An eye witness who spoke on condition of anonymity says the suspects grabbed a handbag containing 10 million shillings from a woman who had just made a transaction from Centenary Bank Kitgum Branch.
An angry mob in Kitgum municipality on Saturday afternoon lynched two
The suspects were lynched between Kitgum main post office
and the Kitgum roundabout along Kitgum-Gulu highway in Pandwong Division at around 1pm.
An eye witness who spoke on condition of anonymity says the suspects
grabbed a handbag reportedly containing 10 million shillings from a woman who had just made
a transaction in Centenary Bank Kitgum Branch.
He says the suspects tried to flee from the scene on a boda
boda motorcycle but an alarm made by the woman attracted people who intercepted
them about 100 meters away.
According to the eye witness, the suspects were later stoned
to death and their bodies set ablaze adding that one of their accomplices fled
away on a motorcycle.
The stolen money was reportedly recovered from the suspects.
Moses Bwire, the Kitgum District Police Commander confirmed
the incident but didn’t divulge details saying they were still conducting investigations.
He however warned the public against taking the law into their
hands saying mob justice is criminal and the perpetrators’ will be prosecuted
Bwire also cautioned residents to be extra vigilant while making
big transactions this festive season to avoid falling prey to thugs.
The Kitgum Resident District Commissioner William Komakech on
Friday told URN in an interview that they have increased deployment in the district to combat insecurity this festive season.