Police in Kabale are investigating circumstances under which a 15-year-old boy was lynched in the home of Emma Cox, a Swedish national.
The home located along Rugarama road in Kabale Municipality hosts the Emma and Theresa Children's Project, which takes care of orphans and street children.
Police say Alvin Agaba, a resident of Ruhita cell in Kabale Municipality was lynched by a group of boda boda cyclists on Monday. They reportedly accused him of waylaying Cox last Friday night and attacking him.
Cox was reportedly cut on the arm with a machete while returning home from a nightclub last Friday.
Mr Elly Maate, the police spokesperson for Kigezi Region said the boda boda riders brought Agaba to Cox's home and were willingly let in by Johnson Twinamatsiko, a private security guard attached to Ukombozi Security Company and Boaz Naturinda, 29, the patron of the home.
Maate said Agaba was tied and beaten to death. Maate also says that after the incident, Naturinda and Twinamatsiko kept quiet until at about 9 am when Cox woke up and found the body in his compound before alerting police.
"If this boy had comitted a crime, they should have arrested him and take him to police instead of taking the law into their own hands," said Maate.
Police say Naturinda and Twinamatsiko have been arrested and are detained at Kabale police station for aiding the incident.
Cox declined to comment on the matter. By the time of filing this story, Agaba’s body was still at Kabale Regional Referral Hospital Mortuary for postmortem. The case is registered at Kabale central police station under file number CRB 357/2018.