n Friday, September 15, 2023, in Kayunga District, central Uganda, two men suspected of motorcycle theft met with a tragic end at the hands of an angry mob.
The Kayunga District police commander, Ms. Rosette Sikahwa, reported that these individuals were alleged to have stolen a motorcycle from Buikwe District. The pursuit led the mob to catch up with them in Namakandwa village, Kangulumira Sub County.
Once apprehended, the mob subjected them to severe physical harm, resulting in the death of both suspects. Shockingly, one of the bodies was set on fire, rendering it unidentifiable by the time the police arrived at the scene.
The identities of the deceased remain unknown, as does the registration number of the alleged stolen motorcycle.
The deceased individuals were estimated to be between 30 and 40 years old, as confirmed by the police. A murder case has been officially opened, and investigations into this tragic incident are currently ongoing.
Interestingly, relatives of the deceased, who were present at Kayunga central police station to provide statements, asserted that their loved ones had been victims of mistaken identity. They contended that the registration number of the motorcycle claimed to have been stolen by the duo slightly differed from the one the suspects were riding on.
In a separate incident under investigation, a 19-year-old casual laborer named Andrew Muhirwe was discovered deceased in his bed in Kaazi. He had gone to sleep after watching football the previous night without displaying any signs of illness.
The body of Andrew Muhirwe has been transported to Kayunga regional referral hospital for a postmortem examination.