MPIGI – Residents of Luteete Village, Nkozi Sub-County in Mpigi District are living in fear after three unknown thugs attacked a family on the night of Thursday and hacked them before making off with property and money.
Falazidio Mutebi , 65 a resident of Luteete Village, Nkozi Sub -County in Mpigi together with his 25 -year- old son identified as Kato Kizito sustained serious injuries and are now undergoing treatment at Nkozi hospital.
The attackers who were wearing masks and armed with machetes waylaid Mutebi’s wife, Jane Nandawula who had gone out of the house to respond to nature’s call and followed her back inside the house.
“It was around 2:00am when my wife moved out of the house for a short call and on coming back, they followed her into the house,” Mutebi said.
The thugs demanded for money and managed get Shs130, 000 from Mutebi after torturing him.
However, Kizito attempted to fight the attackers and in the process they cut him several times.
Kizito is currently undergoing intensive care at Nkozi hospital together with his father who also escaped with deep cuts.
In September, three people were shot dead by gunmen at their home in Nakasozi, Kinuuka Sub-county, Lyantonde District. The assailants raided the home of Justus Ssendege, 28, at about 2 am and shot him dead.
Ssendege’s wife Evelyn, 24, who was pregnant and his cousin, Robert Mubiru, 38, were also not spared.
Both Ssendege and Mubiru were boda boda cyclists in the area.