Kisoro: Suspected Thief Lynched in Mob Justice

Kigezi Regional Police Spokesperson, Elly Maate

Police in Kisoro District is investigating circumstances under which a 22 year old man was murdered by mob justice.

The deceased has only been identified as Gahinga, page a resident of Muganza village, Nyakabingo parish in Kyahi Sub County.

It’s alleged that on Saturday morning at around 02:00am, the deceased was found in the garden of a one David Ntawuruhunga packing Irish potatoes in a sack, before he made an alarm which gathered the residents who beat him to death.

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Kigezi Regional Police Spokesperson Elly Maate, has confirmed the incidence and condemned the act saying that people should not take laws into their own hands.

“Police was notified and the deceased was taken to Kisoro hospital for a postmortem,” said Maate.

He advised that people should always take the suspects to the relevant authorities to take further action warning against mob justice.

“Whoever is linked to the murder of Gahinga will be arrested and aligned before court to answer charges accordingly,” he said.


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