The Kagadi Resident District Commissioner Lillian Ruteraho who is also the head of security has rushed to Kisinsima village in Isunga Sub-County where she strongly condemned the three tragic murders involving members of the same family in a span of 24 hours.
She was flanked by the Buyaga East Member of Parliament Eric Musana who was also left dumbfounded by the gruesome murders.
On Saturday morning, Raphael Karamagi allegedly killed his elder brother, John Kyamuhangire, aged 55, and his 9-year-old nephew, Musinguzi Lawrence, both residents of Kijonjomi village in Isunga Sub-County, Kagadi district.
According to witnesses, Kyamuhangire was fatally injured while attempting to rescue his son, Musinguzi, from the controls of the charged Karamagi, who subsequently took the lives of both his brother and nephew.
Following the double murder, Karamagi fled the area, only to resurface armed with two pangas on Sunday morning, raising suspicion among villagers that he intended to claim more innocent lives.
In a swift and violent act of vigilante justice, enraged residents beat him to death.
Speaking on condition of anonymity, residents revealed that in the aftermath of the murders, they mobilized to sell off Karamagi’s land to fund the burial expenses, a move vehemently opposed by the suspect.
His resistance escalated into violence before he was ultimately overpowered and killed.
Speaking to residents of Kisinsima village, last evening, Commissioner Ruteraho blamed the loss of the three lives to the people’s strong beliefs in the revelations of the false prophets, witchcraft, and low levels of civilization among the community members.
She said the lives would have been saved if the family members had taken dialogue and the legal procedures in addressing the family misunderstandings.
Ruteraho said police will investigate the murders thoroughly to ensure that the perpetrators are arrested and arraigned in court for prosecution.
Meanwhile, the Buyaga East MP Eric Musana condemned acts of revenge that have been blamed for the increase of criminality and high poverty levels in the district.
He asked the residents to cooperate with police through sharing information that will lead to the arrest of the key suspects who were part of the mob who lynched Raphael Karamagi on Sunday accusing him of killing his relatives.
The three bodies will be laid to rest today Monday as investigations into the matter continues