Unknown assailants on Wednesday raided Gayaza B Village in Pachwa sub county Kagadi district hacking a 70-year-old man to death before critically injuring two others.
The deceased is identified as Cosma Bakainaga, a resident of the same area. Bakainaga’s wife Maria Tindikawa and their daughter Juliet Asiimwe where also injured during the attack.
It is alleged that on Wednesday night at around 11p.m, unknown assailants armed with machetes raided the home of Bakainaga and hacked him on the head, face and neck killing him on the spot.
They later turned against his wife Tindikawa and his daughter Asiimwe who they also hacked leaving them with injuries.
Bakainaga’s wife was rushed in critical condition to Kinyarugonjo health Center IV for treatment where they are currently being admitted.
Yofes Bigirwenkya, the area LCI Chairperson told Uganda Radio Network in an interview that they were alerted by family members of the deceased following an attack. Bigirwenkya says although residents rushed to the scene to help, they found when the assailants had already fled.
He says he alerted Kagadi Police who later picked Bakainaga’s body and took it to Kagadi General hospital for postmortem.
The two other injured victims were rushed to Kinyarugonjo health Center IV for treatment.
Julius Hakiza, the Albertine region Police spokesperson confirmed the incident adding that investigations have already commenced.