Police in Kalungu district are holding a young man accused of hacking his uncle to death over Shs12,000.
The suspect is Akram Ndyenze, while the deceased is Kuteesa Jimmy, a resident of Bugomola Lwabenge in Kalungu district.
Locals say that Ndyenze cut his uncle’s neck with a panga following a quarrel over money. They say that the quarrel started when Ndyenze demanded Shs 12k, which he gave to his uncle.
Ndyenze fatally cut his uncle after the quarrel became heated. He was nearly lynched by the locals but managed to escape and run to the police.
The locals condemned the incident, describing it as unfortunate.