By Kaguta Joel
Three houses were burnt to ashes in Kabuyiri II cell of Nyabugando ward in Mpondwe – Lhubiriha town council, Kasese district.
The incident that also left coffee and banana plantations destroyed followed the death of a woman who is suspected to have been strangled by her husband.
Jockim Mukuke 26, a son to a man only identified as Mbaka is suspected to have killed his wife, Juliano Muhindo 23 and dumped her lifeless body in the coffee plantation where the body was discovered.
A postmortem that was conducted at yet unknown health facility by the help of the police indicates that the deceased was strangled.
The incident forced some residents in the area to storm their home and burnt three houses as well as destroying plantations belonging to the family. The suspect is on the run in retaliation of what had happened to woman.
Our reporter based in the area visited the scene and saw some black smoke and flames coming from the buildings. He also reported that all the affected family members have gone into hiding for their precious lives.
The area Local Council One Chairperson, Julius Safari was not readily available for a comment but Eric Maathu Muhasa, the Mahango sub-county chairperson where the deceased hails from told our reporter that they had brought the lifeless body in Kinyamathe I village.
According to Maathu, the deceased is a daughter to Ngoyi Mbusa, a resident of the same area in Lhuhiri parish.