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Three Wanted for Assaulting Casual Laborer to Death in Buyende :: Uganda Radionetwork
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Three Wanted for Assaulting Casual Laborer to Death in Buyende

It is reported that the trio; Paul Kivumbi, David Kivumbi and Laston Kabutanga picked Gavamukulya from a local eatery in the Irundu trading centre and battered him with blunt objects on Saturday night. They accused him of stealing cassava

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Police in Busoga North is hunting for three suspects who are accused of assaulting to death, a 32-year-old man identified as Yonasani Gavamukulya, a resident of Kinamaiga village, in Irundu Sub County, in Buyende district.

It is reported that the trio; Paul Kivumbi, David Kivumbi and Laston Kabutanga picked Gavamukulya from a local eatery in the Irundu trading centre and battered him with blunt objects on Saturday night. They accused him of stealing cassava from the garden of his former employer Katono Nabirye, where he had been hired as a casual labourer for the past week.

Upon realising that Gavamukulya had lost consciousness, the suspects attempted to carry him to the area defence secretary’s home, but he collapsed dead along the way and his body was dumped in the middle of the road. Nabirye has since denied prior knowledge of the suspects’ actions.

The area Defence Secretary Faustine Nkoobe expressed dismay at the level of intolerance, amongst residents who opt for illegal means of resolving disputes. “Gavamukulya is the third person to be killed in this area in a period of seven months because residents prefer mob action against suspected law offenders, rather than pursuing rightful legal protocols,” he says.

Busoga North police spokesperson Michael Kasadha says that detectives are liaising with their counterparts from the neighbouring districts, to ensure that the suspects are easily tracked down. He adds that the deceased has been taken to Irundu health centre III for postmortem.

Kasadha further challenged residents to desist from mob action because they frustrate justice, law and order. He added that the suspects face two counts of assault and murder.

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