Kagadi police are hunting for a catholic catechist in connection to the murder.
The suspect is Ambrose Kyalikunda, who is attached to Nyabwegyereka Catholic Church in Ruteete Sub County Kagadi district.
He is wanted in connection to the murder of Julius Twesigomu, a butcher and resident of Nyabwegyereka village in Ruteete Sub County Kagadi district on Monday night.
Kenneth Bakashaba, the Officer in charge of Kagadi central police station says that preliminary investigations show that the catechist masterminded the brutal murder of the deceased.
He said that on a fateful night, the suspect was drinking with the deceased in one of the bars in the village where they picked a quarrel.
Bakashaba, however, said that the two didn’t fight in the bar.
He said that residents were shocked to find the deceased’s lifeless body lying in a pool of blood along the roadside on Tuesday morning.
Bakashaba said that the body had deep cuts on the face, head, back and stomach, which shows that he was hacked to death.
He noted that they have since launched a manhunt for the catechist who has fled the village.
Bakashaba warned bar owners to desist from operating, saying the government hasn’t lifted the suspension on their operations.
This is the second murder in Kagadi district within a space of three days. On Tuesday, police arrested Moses Sunday, the LC1 Chairperson of Kabayaga village in Mairirwe parish Bwikara sub-county over the brutal murder of 64-year-old, Gorret Nsungwa.
Sunday is accused together with others still at large of raiding Nsungwa’s home in the wee hours of Tuesday morning and hacking her to death on allegations of practising witchcraft. The deceased’s children found her lifeless body lying in a pool of blood on Tuesday morning.