Suspected chicken thief lynched in Kanungu

An angry mob in Kanungu district has in the wee hours of today morning lynched a man in his 30’s accusing him of allegedly stealing a hen.

The deceased has been identified as, Micheal Tumwesigye, a resident of Central cell, in Butogota town council, Kanungu district.   The deceased was intercepted and stoned to death at around 03:00am at Bugongo cell in Kihihi town council while fleeing from Nyamwegabira where he had allegedly stolen a hen.

The police spokesperson for Kigezi Region, Elly Maate confirms the incident saying that police has launched a man hunt on the owner of the hen and those who are behind the mob. He warns the public against taking laws into their hands.

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