A 74-year-old woman
has been brutally murdered at Kasenyi landing site in Kasese district.
identified by local leaders as Hadijah Muhindo, was hacked to death before the
unknown assailants who attempted to set her body on fire.
Sylvester Masereka, the
area local council chairperson who described the deceased as a peaceful elder
said they were alerted by the deceased’s grandchildren on Friday morning before they informed the police.
He said the deceased had no known conflict with anyone since came to the area nine years ago.
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Wilson Asiimwe, the Lake Katwe Sub County area
LC III blames such acts to the increasing number of youth in the area that have taken on drugs.
He added that the Sub County
has lately registered in an increase in criminality largely committed by youth.
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However Shaban Baluku, one of
the deceased's relative, said she had a long-standing land dispute with one of the family
members in area. He claims that he suspects Muhindo
could have been murdered over this dispute.
Police attached to
Katwe Divisional police headquarters have picked the body and taken it to Bwera hospital for postmortem.