20 December 2012

Uganda: School Teacher Beheaded in Mukono

Photo: This Day
Symbol of justice.

Police in Mukono District have mounted a man hunt for yet unknown assailants who waylaid a secondary school teacher on Wednesday night and beheaded him.

Police identified the deceased as Apollo Kigongo, a teacher at St. John's Senior Secondary School at Kyewambogo village in Nakisunga sub-county, Mukono District.

Mukono District Police Commander Alfred Bangambaki said that the deceased was killed a few meters from his home at Upper Nabuti village as he returned from a weekly rotary meeting at Princes Gardens in Mukono town.

Residents point at the spot where Kigongo's beheaded body was found

Bangambaki said that the body of Kigongo was found by early morning travelers lying in a pool of blood besides the road. The travelers rushed and called the village authorities who later called police.

"We suspect that the bodaboda cyclist who ferried Kigongo from town could have connived with the murderers who murdered him," said Bangambaki.

According to Moses Ssemanda, a relative to the deceased, Kigongo left home in the evening and was expected back before 10:00pm but when they called his phone and nobody was picking it, they got suspicious.

Ssemanda added that the deceased was also a student at Kampala International University at Ishaka campus in Bushenyi.

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