Kayunga Deputy RDC survives being lynched by an angry mob

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Kayunga Deputy RDC survives being lynched by an angry mob.

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The police in Kayunga District are investigating a matter that saw a mob the deputy Resident Commissioner (RDC) of the area Ronald Mukose destroying his car.

Mukose, together with his driver Stanley Nsamba and other community leaders, were attacked by an angry mob at Kyelima in Kitimbwa sub-county where they had gone to stop a land sensitization meeting organized by the Cultural leader of the Banyala community in Kayunga Maj. Baker Kimeze

The district police commander, Mr. Dennis Adoch says the vehicle’s windscreen and door glasses, as well as headlamps, were destroyed by the mob using clubs and stones, according to police.

“We have four suspects in custody who are assisting police with investigations. The investigations into the incident are still ongoing,” Mr. Adoch said on Saturday.

Four men have so far been arrested for assaulting the RDC. At the center of the dispute of the 306- acre-piece of land is Mr. Christian Aliddeki, the retired Adventist church archbishop, and one Mr. Livingstone Ssentongo.

“We had planned to do boundary opening on Friday but I got a letter from Kibuli Criminal Investigations Department, directing my office to stop the exercise, so I went and communicated the directive to the area leaders and the warring parties,” Mr. Mukooza said.

“The mob that was being commanded by the Ssabanyala waylaid my vehicle and when my driver stopped, they started pelting stones at the vehicle while others pulled me and the driver out. My UPDF guards tried to protect me in vain,” he said.

The deputy RDC and his driver Mr. Stanley Nsamba, were injured in the fracas and were taken to Kayunga hospital where they received treatment.


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