KAMPALA- A suspected boda-boda thief has been lynched to death by an angry mob on Wednesday, July 3, in Makindye division. His accomplice was rescued by Police after he too was beaten to a pulp.
The incident happened at Lukuli near Konge along Buziga road. The other suspect who narrowly escaped the mob was left fighting for his life.
According to the Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson Patrick Onyango, the two suspects were pursued by rowdy residents and boda-boda riders from Muwafu via Kirombe up to Lukuli and were severely beaten using stones, bricks and sticks.
“By the time police arrived to rescue the suspects, one of them had already breathed his last while the other suspect was fighting for his life. Police picked the body and victim and took them to Mulago hospital,” Onyango said.
He further cautioned the public against taking the law in their hands saying it jeopardizes investigations since Police cannot trace for their history and their probable accomplices.
This comes a few days after a similar incident involving two unknown thugs murdered a boda-boda rider known as Derrick Mulindwa a resident of Nansana in Wakiso district and were recorded on a public CCTV camera on the wall of a nursery school in Mengo which triggered emotions among the public.
According to the Criminal Investigations Directorate (CID) records of 2018, A total of 656 people were killed in actions of mob justice, of which 113 of those victims were in Kampala district.
Other top districts listed in the police report include; Arua with 19 cases of mob justice killings, closely followed by Mbarara with 18 cases and Luweero district registered 13 mob justice killings last year.