MUKONO —Residents of Kisoga Town Council in Mukono district are living in fear after a wave of pang wielding men started terrorizing villages.
They break into houses in the wee hours of the night, rob money and stab residents.
Residents suspect that the gangsters mainly youth who move in a group of between 10 and 12 are normally armed with hammers, machetes, knives, and break-in tools.
They surprise their victims by accessing even barricaded homes with ease.
On Friday night at round 11PM, the thugs attacked and stabbed Sadam Kigozi 25, a resident of Banda Kisoga town council as he returned home.
An eye witness said Kigozi was returning home at night when panga wielding men came out of nowhere and attacked him.
“They stabbed his back and later tried to cut his throat as he groaned for help. They vanished and I rushed him to Herona Hospital in Kisoga before contacting his family,” said the witness.
Dr Moses Geya who received Kigozi at Herona hospital, said that victim lost a lot of blood but “we stitched him before referring him to Mulago Hospital.”
Another victim Paul Tumusanze 23, a resident of Ntanzi, Katosi town council, was also attacked by two men who had pangas.
His mother, Agnes Nabwire, told PML Daily that his son was stabbed when he was trying to rescue her from thugs who came asking for money from her.
“Two men came to my work station and threatened to cut me if I did not give them the money I had been. I then pretended to go pick the money, I run through the back door as I shouted for help,” she said
“On hearing me shouting, he came to my rescue and started fighting the men who cut him on the shoulders, hands and his left side ribs prompting the intenstines to come out,” Nabwire said.
Dr. Geya who also received Tomusanze said that he is still in critical condition.
“We able to stitch and put back the intestines back, however he cannot eat any solid foods till he is fully healed to avoid any complications,” Dr Geya said.
Mukono police confirmed both incidents but they are still looking for the suspects