Three people have been hacked to death in separate attacks in Kagadi district in the two incidents recorded on Saturday.
The first incident happened when Residents of Kisinsima and Kijonjomi villages in Kagadi district were plunged into shock and sorrow as a 34-year-old man committed a brutal double murder within his own family.
The victims have been identified as John Kyamuhangire, aged 55, and 9-year-old Musinguzi Lawrence, both residents of Kijonjomi village in Isunga Sub County, Kagadi district.
According to reports, the criminal, identified as Karamagi Raphael, resides alone in Kisinsima village.
On Friday evening, he was entrusted with the care of the 9-year-old child.
However, on Saturday morning around 8:00, Sesanga George William, one of the Kyamuhangire family’s children, went to retrieve the child for a trip to the garden.
Upon arriving, he overheard Karamagi threatening to kill the child.
Sesanga rushed to inform his father, and upon their return, they found the door locked.
Despite their efforts to gain entry, Karamagi fatally stabbed both the child and father John Kyamuhangire during the ensuing struggle.
Eyewitnesses recount the tragedy, with Godfrey Semata describing how they were harvesting maize when they heard the altercation between the brothers.
Despite their attempts to intervene, the child succumbed to his injuries while being transported to Isunga for medical treatment.
Mary Tusabe, another resident, recalls Karamagi’s previous residence in the area and notes his return approximately a year ago.
Lawrensio Birimumaiso, the chairperson of Kisinsima Lc1, reveals that Karamagi had been brought to live in the village by his brother, John Kyamuhangire, but had later exhibited signs of mental illness.
He urged families dealing with mental health issues to seek proper treatment.
Godfrey Kitone, Chairperson of Local Council III of Isunga Sub County, who was also present at the scene, emphasizes the importance of resolving disputes peacefully to prevent such tragedies.
He suggests that there may have been underlying misunderstandings between the two brothers.
As of press time, Kagadi Police had arrived at the crime scene, and the bodies of the deceased were being prepared for postmortem examination before being released to their relatives for burial.
Similarly Residents of Mabaale ‘A’ Village in Nyakarongo sub-county, Kagadi district, were horrified upon discovering the body of a 45-year-old man dumped alongside a community access road.
The victim, identified as Matayo Kaza, was a resident of the same area.
Reports suggest that Kaza was attacked and killed by his biological son, Julius Habumulime, in his 20s, using a brick following a dispute over land ownership.
The conflict arose after they attended a burial in Kyomukama cell, Kyaterekera town council Kagadi district.
Julius Habumulime, who is currently on the run, accused his late father of planning to sell their family land without his rightful share.
Vienne Kitereko, the father of the deceased, revealed that at the time of the incident, the suspect, his grandson, had recently fled from Kampala due to a defilement case.
Speaking to our reporter, Julius Allan Hakiza, the Albertine region Police spokesperson, confirmed the incidents and announced the arrest of suspect Karamagi Raphael, with the hunt ongoing for suspect Julius Habumulime.