A man, suspected of beating his mother to death, has been lynched by a mob in Busia district.
Moses Wanga, a resident of Achipeneti village in Beguba sub-county, allegedly attacked his mother over the weekend after she prevented him from selling a piece of the family land.
One of his nephews, John Mugabi, claims that Wanga was stopped from selling the land because he has a large family. Mugabi says his grandmother advised her son to save the property for his numerous children.
Wanga reportedly stormed out of his mother's house in anger. Two days later, he retuned to her home and attacked her. The old lady, Jennifer Wanga, attempted to run to her neighbor's home for help, but was overpowered by her son who clobbered her to death.
The police say that the neighbours were attracted by the wailing and rushed to the scene where they found Wanga finishing off his mother. The mob immediately descended on him and beat him into a coma.
Wanga was rushed to hospital by the police, but died on Monday morning from his extensive injuries.
The police have condemned the mob action and are investigating those involved in it.
However, many of Jennifer Wanga's neighbours feel the action was justified. One of them, Rosemary Akello, said that although she didn't participate in the mob violence, it was abominable for a child to kill his own mother and said such crimes should be dealt with severely.