Tuesday June 24 2014

One dead as Rakai family is hacked

By Online Reporter

Residents of Kisunku in Lwankoni Sub County, Rakai district were on Monday left in shock after unknown assailants attacked a family and hacked a woman to death and critically injured her husband and three other family members.

The deceased, Ms Stella Kyomuhwezi, 21 and resident of Rusheshe, Kiruhura district was left lying in a pool of blood after the machete wield thugs broke into the house they were sleeping in on Monday morning at around 2:00am.

On thenfatefull day, Kyomuhwezi had along with her husband gone visit her in-laws (her husband’s parents) who live in Rakai.

Those critically injured and left nursing wounds were the deceased’s husband, Mr Joseph Sempijja 23, Brian Ssemanda 26, Dimintiriya Nalwanga, 10 and John Ssegayi, 6. They have been admitted at a private clinic, Hope of Holy Family clinic in Kalisizo town.

However, only two people-Ms Mauricia Nabayunga, the mother of the injured victims and another seven year old boy escaped safely.

Relatives attributed the attack to a longstanding land wrangle between the hacked family and another relative’s family, Mr Richard Musoga.

According to the victims, the assailants smashed the back wooden door before getting in and hacking the occupants.

According to Mr Taban Chiriga, the district Criminal Investigations Officer, the assailants were four in number and travelling in a car with a concealed number plate.

Mr Chiriga said preliminary investigations pointed to a land wrangle between Mr Kyayi and the family of Mr Musoga as the cause of the attack. However, Mr Chiriga told Daily Monitor online that investigations were still ongoing and that they are yet to make any arrests.

According to the area LC1 chairperson, Mr Maria Mugaga, his council tried to solve the land wrangle but both parties failed to compromise but the matter was referred to Kalisizo Police Station.