Fort-portal Brothers Die Over Land as Student is Beaten to Death in Kampala

Two Fort-portal brothers have died by hacking and lynching fighting over their dead parents’ piece of land while in Kampala, Luzira Second School a student has been to death by yet to be arrested culprits. Net pic of crime scene ribbon

Police at Jinja road, Nakawa division, is searching for three suspects accused of beating a 16-year-old student to death. Fahad Nsubuga was a student at Luzira Secondary School, located at Biina Lower Church Road.

The suspects who have been identified each by one name are Bananasi, Amos and Kiguli are accused of assaulting Nsubuga to death for yet established reasons. Some say the deceased was suspected of stealing some items while other reports claim he was fought by fellow students.  

Nsubuga’s murder was brought to police attention by Jacob Ssenyange 47, who is a taxi conductor and a resident of Butabika B, Nakawa Division, in Kampala. Ssenyange said he saw the suspects beating Nsubuga who he knew as a resident of Biina B Zone in the same division.

Brief facts gathered by police show that Nsubuga was beaten on Wednesday at around 5 pm but the cause of the beating remains unclear. However, police say since they have the names of the suspects, the motive will be known once they are arrested.

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Nsubuga’s murder scene was visited by Butabika Station’s Officer Incharge, ASP Grace Tusiime and some witnesses have recorded statements. Police recovered an exhibit of a stone from the scene and also filled PF48A AND PF48B which accompanied the body as it was being delivered to Mulago hospital for postmortem examination.

The murder case has been recorded at Kirombe police station on SD 02/20/04/2023 and a hunt for the suspects has commenced. Meanwhile, police in Fort Portal is investigating two murders that happened at Mukumbwe Cell, Rubingo ward, North Division.

ASP Vicent Twesige, the Rwenzori West police spokesperson, has identified the murder victims as Wilson Baala Kamihanda 53, and Julius Baguma Achali 47. Police have since established that the deceased were brothers who had been fighting over a piece of land belonging to their late parents.

It is alleged that Baguma found Kamihanda digging on the same piece of land and he hacked him to death. However, the locals also hunted for Baguma and lynched him thus the two brothers have died living the piece of land they have been fighting for.

“Baguma disarmed Kamihanda of the hoe he was using to dig on this land and used the same hoe to hit him on the head, breaking his skull and he died instantly. Baguma resisted arrest by the locals and threatening to attack them with same hoe. The angry community also hit on his head using bricks and sticks and he too died on spot,” ASP Twesige said.

Police have recovered exhibits that include a hoe, sticks, bricks and others with suspected blood stains. Property wrangles, infidelity, mob action, assaults are some of the major circumstances that lead to the death of more 4,000 people in Uganda every year.

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