Two vehicles burnt after owner knocks pedestrian dead

Monday February 11 2019

The  Tata lorry which w

The Tata lorry which was burnt. Photo by Yazid Yolisigira 

By YAZID YOLISIGIRA

JINJA- Irate residents of Busige Village, Busedde Sub-county in Jinja District have burnt two vehicles belonging to a man who reportedly knocked their colleague dead.

Akimu Mujasi, who was driving a Toyota Ipsum, is said to have fatally knocked his neighbour, James Musenve on Sunday evening as he walked through Busige Trading Centre to his home in Bwidabwangu Village.

Mr John Wagumaite, an eyewitness, said Mr Mujasi drove through the trading centre at a high speed before knocking Musenve who was walking on the roadside.

“We suspect that he knocked him intentionally because the two have not been in good terms as neighbours,” Mr Wagumaite said.

Upon realising that their colleague was dead, a group of residents confronted Mr Mujasi who hastily disappeared into a nearby sugarcane plantation.

The mob then set the car on fire. It proceeded to his home located opposite his victim’s home and burnt a Tata lorry which was parked in the compound.

The group tried to vandalise Mr Mujasi’s house but were dispersed by police officers from Kakira Police Station.

Kakira Division District Police Commander, Mr James Wamunyerere, confirmed the incident, saying the mob also set fire on the Mr Mujasi’s sugarcane garden.

“We condemn acts of mob justice and are going to apprehend all those who participated in such actions,” he said.

Police took the body of Musenve to Jinja Hospital mortuary.

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