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Woman Accused of Practicing Witchcraft Survives Lynching in Bunyangabu

According to the area LC I Chairperson James Tusiime, Komuhangi has for long been accused by relatives of practicing witchcraft and during a clan meeting recently, she was given three months to vacate the village.

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A woman in Bunyangabu district identified as Margret Komuhangi has fled into hiding following an attack on her house by area residents who accused her of practicing witchcraft.   

The incident happened on Sunday morning at around 5am in Rwenkuba village, Kabale Parish in Kibiito Sub County. By the time our reporter reached the scene, the attackers had left the area. The attackers destroyed her house and the banana plantation cut down. 

According to the area LC I Chairperson James Tusiime, Komuhangi has for long been accused by relatives of practicing witchcraft and during a clan meeting recently, she was given three months to vacate the village.  

Tusiime says he even got a report from people he did not disclose who were accusing Komuhangi of causing them misfortune and misery in their lives.  

//Cue in: “Nkatungaho report nkoku…

Cue out… agende harasobora.”//  

He further explains that different offices including his own have tried to solve the misunderstanding, but all in vain.    

The Kibiito Sub County LC III Sunday Muhammad condemned the act, asking the public to report such cases to police so that the law can take its course.  

//Cue in: “Omuntu nobubaraaba nibagamba…

Cue out… titwamuteeke mu park.”//  

Sam Tusingwire, Komuhangi’s son says that her mother escaped unhurt shortly after the raid on their house. He explains that for long they have been battling cases in village courts with people he did not mention over alleged witchcraft accusations and cannibalism.