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Elderly Woman Brutally Murdered in Kasese

Sylvester Masereka, the area local council chairperson who described the deceased as a peaceful elder who had no known conflict with anyone for the nine years since she settled in the area

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A 74-year-old woman has been brutally murdered at Kasenyi landing site in Kasese district.  

The deceased 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.  

//Cue in: “Okuruga enyuma owanyu….//

  

Cue out: …ntuchondoza ekintu eki.”//   

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.  

//Cue in: “Mukyaro kya kasenyi…//

  

Cue out: …iwena tusobirwe.”// 

  

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.  

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