Two men were yesterday lynched to death after they were accused of poisoning the deceased, identified as Michael Kungulu who has been sick since November last year.
“At the time of burial, information started spreading that the deceased was poisoned. The deceased had reportedly left behind a written note accusing Omunugu and Okoboi of having poisoned him. And as they were reading out the report, the two suspects were at the function, and this prompted the irate mourners to attack them,” Bukedi region police spokesperson, Mr Sowali Kamulya, said.
It all started when the master of ceremony started reading the biography of the deceased and it came to the knowledge of the mourners that Omunugu aged 30 and Okoboi, 58, both residents of Kidupa village, Butebo sub-county in Pallisa District were behind the death of Kungulu.
Police in Pallisa District are investigating circumstances under which two mourners were reportedly lynched on allegations of poisoning a 28-year-old man under unclear circumstances.
Bukedi region police spokesperson, Mr Sowali Kamulya, says they have now commenced investigations into the circumstances under which two mourners were reportedly lynched and the allegations that the deceased was poisoned.