A man in Kisomoro sub-county in Kabarole District has been lynched by a mob for attacking and cutting up his wife with a machete.
The Kabarole criminal investigations officer, Enoch Ndyomugyenyi, says 24-year-old Stephen Kyesereka is accused of hacking his 22-year-old wife Lillian Tumushabe. Ndyomugyenyi says Kyesereka attacked his wife for stealing some of his property after an acrimonious separation.
The police report indicates that Kyesereka lured his wife back home with the promise of a reconciliation, but instead hacked her to death. The couple's three-year-old son was injured in the attack and is admitted in Virika Hospital in critical condition.
Learning of the incident, Kyesereka's neighbours hunted for him and beat him to death.
Officer Ndyomugyenyi says the incident bring to four the number of people killed in mob action in Kabarole in just seven days.
In the neighbouring district of Kibaale, a boda boda cyclist narrowly survived being beaten to death by a mob that suspected him of stealing a mobile phone from one of his passangers. The cyclist only identified as Rugangwa of Kagadi Bus Park stage was nabbed after the stolen mobile phone was found in his pocket.
A mob of other boda boda cyclists and bystanders collected old car tyres and set them ablaze, threatening to throw Rugangwa on the burning rubber. He was rescued by the police and is being held at Kagadi Police Station.