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Second Man Killed in Two Days as Mob Justice Cases Escalate in Greater Luwero

His killing in Semuto Sub-County has happened just a day after irate locals at Kalagala village in Semuto’s neighboring Nakaseke Sub County killed a yet to be identified man after they intercepted a group of three men with five stolen cows killed on Monday night.
26 May 2022 11:04

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An irate mob of residents in Nakaseke district has killed another man after being accused of stealing a goat. 

The deceased has been identified as Amos Afaayo, a resident of Busunju in Mityana district.

He was found carrying a sack but locals were suspicious.   After being tasked to explain the contents, he lied to them that he was carrying Irish potatoes and beans, but the residents remain suspicious. They decided to check only to find that he was ferrying goat’s meat.   

As a result, an alarm was raised, attracting many who then pounced on him and beat him to death.   

His killing in Semuto Sub-County has happened just a day after irate locals at Kalagala village in Semuto’s neighboring Nakaseke Sub County killed a yet to be identified man after they intercepted a group of three men with five stolen cows killed on Monday night.

  Savannah regional police spokesperson Isah Ssemwogerere has warned the public against mob justice.

According to Ssemwogerere all those who have taken part in the mob action in both cases are also being hunted to face justice.  

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The police crime report which was released recently showed that Nakaseke’s neighboring district of Luwero was ranked first in registering mob justice cases after documenting 21 people who were killed by mob action in 2021. 

Erastus Kibirango, the Luwero district LC V Chairman said that Police have failed to restrain people from mob justice because their efforts to ask Police and Courts to conduct speedy trials, especially in cases involving animal thefts have yielded nothing.

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