Man Lynched Over Hen

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An angry mob in Bukonde village,Kapyang sub county,Bugiri district, lynched a 45 year old man for allegedly stealing a hen.

An angry mob in Bukonde village,Kapyang sub county, Bugiri district, lynched a 45 year old man for allegedly stealing a hen.
 
The deceased,Haruna Kakooza, a resident of  Seeta Nyinze, Kagulumira, Kayunga district, was lynched by the mob after being found red-handed with the hen at around 4 am on Wednesday.
 
According to the LC one chairman Sam Konde, the deceased was lynched by the mob armed with sticks and stones after being found guilty with the hen belonging to one Sande Ouma.
 
Konde said the deceased could have survived but he retaliated by cutting one of the residents identified as Paul Isogoli with a sharp object believed to be a knife.
 
The district police commander for Bugiri Richard Musisi said investigations are still underway to establish who participated in the action.
 
Musisi condemned the mob justice action because sometimes innocent people lose their lives in such confusion.
 
He said 12 people have been lynched by angry mobs since the start of the year in the district.