Family Brawl Leaves Three brothers Dead
Four people including three brothers of the same family have died in a feud over land in Bugambe Sub County in Hoima district.
Godfrey Barongo, Kisembo Alinaitwe alias Omuhereza Babwetera, Robert Akugizibwe all brothers and one unidentified man were killed on Thursday morning.
Augustine Kasangaki, the Hoima District Police Commander, explains that trouble started when Akugizibwe and an unidentified man armed with axes and pangas waylaid Alinaitwe, Barongo and other family members as they returned from sawing rice.
The two men fought the group and Nicholas Kusiima, suspected to have masterminded the attack on his siblings emerged from a nearby bush with a knife and stabbed Alinaitwe and Barongo to death.
He jumped on a motorcycle and fled to Kiziranfumbi, where he was later arrested while treating bruises he sustained in the fight at Kikuube health center.
Akugizibwe and his unidentified accomplice were arrested by residents who lynched them a few meters away from the scene of the first murder. Kasangaki who led a police contingent to the scene says initial police investigations indicate that Kusiima and his half brothers have been feuding over a piece of land, while his brothers were accusing him of witchcraft.
He says this conflict could have sparked off the first murder incident. Kasangaki says that they are holding Kusiima as a prime suspect in the murder and his accomplice Joseph Musinguzi
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19-year-old Steven Ategeka, a young brother to deceased says he narrowly survived death after dodging Kusiima’s knife and escaped.
Ategeka told mourners that Kusiima followed him up in vain before he turned back to finish off his two brothers.
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Godfrey Musinguzi, the Bujugu LC 1 chairman says the family brawl had dragged on for months with accusations of witchcraft and land grabbing. Musinguzi says he recently asked police to intervene in the matter.
The suspects are being held at Hoima police station while the four bodies that were cut into pieces lay at Hoima police mortuary.
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