Friday, 22 February 2013

Muder cases, poisoning and be-witching cases on increase in Kasese

News by; E-Society
Story by; Kasese Guide radio

Residents of Kinyamate village in Mahango sub-county in Kasese district have called for the immediate eviction of a seventy four year-old man whom they accuse of masterminding the killing of a village mate by poisoning.
Angry residents told a meeting organized by the sub-county authorities and the officials from the Kasese Central Police station at Kabiriti trading center today that their lives will continue being in danger if Erinest Kule Mwanawamukalhi is not evicted.
They allege that Mwanawamukalhi is behind the killing by poisoning of Pascal Kabahinda whose death caused violence in the village leading to torching of houses.
Two of the rioters were arrested last Friday on allegations of leading an act of arson.
The late Pascal Kabahinda who was referred to Mulago hospital after being diagonised with poison died last week.
The Officer in Charge of Kasese Central Police Station Esau Opio told the angry residents that before any step are taken; police will first open a file to investigate the matter and asked those with information to avail evidence so that the law takes its course.

Fobisa Thembo a wife to the Late Pascal said that before her husband went into coma, he had told her that Mwanawamukali’s family was behind his death following many warnings he was getting from the suspect.

She asked the sub-county and the District Police authority to evict the family of Mwanawamukali saying that all the sufferings she was going through was brought up by him.

Police asked the residents to remain patient as investigations into the alleged poisoning of the late Pascal Kabahinda continues.

The suspect Erinista Kule Mwanawamukali said he was being witch-hunted because he has stayed in the area since 1971 without any record of poisoning anybody.