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Two Lynched Over Suspected Motorcycle Theft

The duo was lynched in the wee hours of this morning on suspicion of stealing a motorcycle registration number UEW 789R.
Angry motorists in Amber court village in Jinja municipality have lynched two suspected motor cycle thieves. 

Only one of the deceased suspects has been identified as Davis Kalinaki.

The duo was lynched in the wee hours of this morning on suspicion of stealing a motorcycle registration number UEW 789R. 

According to information obtained by URN, the motorcycle was stolen from Luuka district and was being tracked using a GPRS tracker.  

A Police detective told URN on condition of anonymity that the suspects were travelling to different regions daily, which made it difficult to apprehend them.

“It almost became impossible for us to arrest these suspects, as they kept on shifting from one region of the country to another. However, when we alerted the motorcycle owner, he decided to alert his colleagues and they were lynched while trying to cross the bridge at Amber court,” he said. 

The motorcycle owner, whose names have been withheld, said his motorcycle was stolen by two men masquerading as customers.

“My motorcycle was stolen by two men who pretended to be customers. They approached me to take them to Bukanga trading center, but just less than 200 meters to our final destination, they beat me up and ran off with the motorcycle,” he said.  

Eria Musobya, the chairperson Boda boda Cyclists in Jinja district says cases of motorcycle theft are on the rise. 

“The rate of motorcycle theft in Busoga sub region has increased. I think police should increase night patrols to control the vice,” he said. 

Vincent Irama, the Jinja Central Police Commander has warned motorists against mob justice. 

He says Police is investigating the matter and those found to have engaged in the mob justice will face the law.  

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