Grandsons Rob, Hack Grandfather to Death in Lwengo

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Police in Lwengo are investigating circumstances under which two grandchildren robbed and killed their grandfather with a machete.

The incident happened on the night of June 13, 2024, in Mayira village in Nkunyu parish, Lwengo district.

The deceased, Jackson Kabesigakyi, aged around 78–80 years, was a resident of Mayira village and was working as a treasurer in a church in Nkunyu parish.

According to eyewitnesses, Kabesigakyi was entrusted with four hundred thousand shillings for safekeeping by a friend, which he chose to store at his house. When his two grandchildren discovered this, they attacked him, killing him with a machete, before fleeing with the money.

“It is so sad that these kids savagely killed their own blood in such a gruesome way that could make you sick due to the state he was left in,” disclosed the eyewitnesses.

The suspects, who have been identified as Fred Mulema and John Kawalya, both aged between 28 and 30 years, are the two grandsons who gruesomely murdered their grandfather.

During an interview on June 14, 2024, Ssalongo Antonio Luwaga, a resident of Mayira village and a former district councillor, said that the neighbours had screams of help from the deceased’s house, and when they went to check what was happening, they were shocked to find his two grandson’s with a machete dripping with blood, and Kabesigakyi was down on the floor laying in a pool of blood.

Ssalongo Luwaga added that when the neighbours tried to apprehend the culprits, they ran off. However, the locals were alerted, and they chased them until they were caught in Sembabule.

“These two criminals jumped onto a boda boda so as to evade justice and headed to Mateete Sembabule to their father’s house; however, on arrival, the locals caught them and brought them back to Mayira village, where they had committed their crime,” Luwaga disclosed.

Luwaga further revealed that the deceased lost a lot of blood due to the deep cuts and wounds all over it, and it was due to this that led to his death on arrival at the hospital. His body was left at Masaka Regional Referral Hospital for a post-mortem.

The suspects are being held by Lwengo police as investigations continue.

Luwaga urged young people to work for their own money rather than seeking it through dubious means like killing and robbing innocent people.

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