Man killed by a mob in Kanungu
Police in Kanungu district is investigating circumstances under which a 27-year old man was killed by a mob after suspecting him to be a solar panel thief.
The deceased has been identified as Julius Niwamanya, a resident of Nyakazinga cell, Mishenyi Parish in Rugyeyo Sub County of Kanungu district.
Niwamanya was beaten and cut to death by mob on Monday evening at around 8: 00 pm at Nyakazinga cell after he was found stealing a solar panel from the house of his neighbor only identified as Akabwayi.
According to Elija Atweyongere, a resident of Nyakazinga cell, Niwamanya was known as a habitual thief and whenever he would be arrested and taken to Police, he would return to the village in a short time.
The Kigezi regional Police Spokesperson, Elly Maate confirmed the incident adding that police has already started hunting for those who were involved in the mob so that they are arrested and charged accordingly.
Maate added that the case of murder by a mob has been registered at Kanungu Central Police Station under reference number CRB 139/2020.