Uganda: City lawyer succumbs to injuries after being attacked by mob

October 19, 2019

A UPDF soldier has been arrested for allegedly masterminding mob action against a lawyer who later succumbed to injuries.

The incident which occurred in Mutungo, Nakawa Division in Kampala on Monday is said to have been committed against Peter Kibirango by Sgt Gad Twijukye and other residents.

According to Mr Luke Owoyesigyire, the Deputy Kampala Metropolitan police spokesperson, Sgt Twijukye, who was arrested on Thursday evening, mobilised boda boda riders to lynch  Kibirango, on suspicion to have stolen a mobile phone and its charger.

Kibirango, who works with Orima and Co Advocates, is said to have gone to a mobile money agent to carry out a transaction holding a charger and phone in his hands.

Owoyesigyire said Kibirango reportedly placed his charger on top of a phone that was on top of the counter of the mobile money point. There was also another placed at mobile shop belonging to Sgt Twijukye, a soldier attached to immigration training school in Nakasongola.

City lawyer succumbs to injuries after being attacked by mob

City Lawyer Dies After Attack; Colleagues Seek Justice

https://www.monitor.co.ug/News/National/Lawyer-beaten-mob-mistakenly-picking-wrong-phone-dies/688334-5317246-3mlnw8/index.html

https://www.newvision.co.ug/new_vision/news/1508888/mob-kills-prominent-city-lawyer

https://observer.ug/news/headlines/62380-city-lawyer-dies-after-mob-justice-attack

https://www.newvision.co.ug/new_vision/news/1509096/legal-fraternity-demands-justice-slain-lawyer

 

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