Three Held Over Murder of Lwengo Family

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They are wanted in connection to the murder of James Kwata, his wife Didas Namubiru and their 3 months–old baby.

Lwengo Police are holding three suspects in connection to the brutal murder of three family members in Katovu town in Malongo Sub-county in the wee hours of this morning. The suspects are Lawrence Wanjonuwe Shaban, his wife Sarah Nalujja and their maid only identified as Kalaasi.  They are wanted in connection to the murder of James Kwata, his wife Didas Namubiru and their 3 months –old baby. The trio’s bodies were found by resident lying in a poll of blood in their house on Saturday morning.

As a result, police deployed a sniffer dog, which led them to Wanjonuwe’s home.  All the occupants of the house were pciked up for questioning. The suspects, who are currently detained at Kyazanga police station have denied any involvement in the murder. Police is still puzzled at how the killers entered Kwata’s house to because there is no sign of forced entry.

Residents say they last saw Kwata and his wife atKatovu trading center on Friday morning but they were surprised when they were surprised to hear news that they had been murdered in cold blood. Maxwell Ogwal, the Southern Regional Police Commander says police has recovered a stick with nails, which is believed to have used by the assailants to clobber their victims to death. Ogwal says the mystery murders had stop. He has urged residents to take extra care since the killings have started spreading from Rakai to other districts. 

He has also appealed to residents with vial information in connection to the incident to assist police in the ongoing investigations saying all information will be treated with confidence. At least 25 people have been killed in a similar manner in Rakai and Lwengo districts since January this year. The worst attack happened on 13th January 2013 at Kyebe Sub-county where a family of nine people was hacked to death. Such unexplained killings have also occurred in Kyanamukaaka, Kyesiiga and Kabonera Sub-counties in Masaka district since 2009.


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