Despite heavy security deployment in Masaka and Lwengo districts, death toll has raised to 25 people following the death of more two people on Saturday night by the machete wielding thugs.
The deceased have been identified as Henry Kiremba, 81, a retired medical officer and a resident of Kyoko-Kitawongwa Village, Kkingo Sub County in Lwengo District and Maria Nakato, 80, a resident of Kitenga village, Nyendo –Mukungwe Division, Masaka City in the brutal murders by unknown assailants that have since snuffed 25 lives in just a month.
After hacking Kiremba, the assailants took his phone and called his daughter, Ms Rosemary Birabwa, who is currently in Sweden informing her that they had killed her father.
According to Amon Kamoga a one relative said, “The killers called his daughter and told her that your father is finished come for burial.
It is her (Rosemary Birabwa) who then started calling relatives asking them about callers who used her father’s phone.
According to Ms Hellen Nabuuma, a resident of Kitenga Village in Nyendo -Mukungwe Division, Masaka City, they are hopeless and scared because the situation continues to deteriorate.
“Nobody is safe, security assures us that they are doing everything possible but assailants continue to kill people,” she said.
On Friday the assailants killed Joyce Nantale, 64, together with her six-year-old granddaughter only identified as Barbra, both residents of Bwasa village, Kasaana Parish, Kkingo Sub County in Lwengo District.
The assailants whose intentions remain anonymous have mostly been targeting older peoplebetween 50-80 years of age.
According to Region Police spokesperson Muhammd Nsubuga , after confirming the incident he said that the hunt for the assailants is still on and encouraged the area memnbers to be calm to allow clear police investigations.
However, Police have attributed the machete-wielding assailants’ killings to unresolved land matters in the region according to available research.