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Father in Bugiri arrested for killing his children

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The police in Bugiri district have arrested a 23-year-old man for allegedly killing his two children on Friday night. Fred Kibete, a resident of Buduma A village in Muwayo town council was arrested over the death of his five-year-old son Elvin Mwoyi and daughter, Lavinda Yokiti aged three years.

It is reported that, at around 8:00 pm, Kibete, a single father used a machete to chop his two children to death, before attempting to flee.

Anthony Massette, a neighbour was also cut in the neck, but survived with serious injuries and is being managed at Bugiri general hospital emergency ward.

The LCI Chairperson, Rodgers Nyongesa says that the residents attempted to lynch him however, police rescued him.

“The situation turned chaotic as residents wanted to kill him too however, police officers contained the mob and managed to peacefully transfer the suspect to the police station,” he says.

The Busoga East Police Spokesperson, James Mubi says that the suspect is being detained at Bugiri central police station but, they are yet to ascertain his motive for committing such a crime.



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