The suspects on Friday attacked the home of the LC2 chairperson of Kabanyi village in Bumananika Sub County, Edward Ssekandi. Three family members died immediately in the fire. The other two, Ssekandi inclusive, escaped with injuries but succumbed to them over the weekend.
On Sunday, the regional police spokesperson, Mr. Issa Ssemwogerere confirmed the death of Ssekandi He also confirmed the death of a 12-year-old boy only identified as Kevin, who died on Saturday after escaping with Ssekandi. Police are now investigating the suspected arson case.
‘’The preliminary police investigations point to suspected arson because the attackers allegedly locked the door from outside and used petrol in the attack. These are unfortunate incidents. Nobody has a right to resort to such inhuman acts of any dispute that needs to be resolved,’’ Mr. Ssemwogerere said.
Unfortunately, the first three deceased identified as Irene Nangobi, Eseza Naigaga, and Amos Wante had travelled to pay Mr. Ssekandi a visit.
A resident of Kabanyi Village put the blame on the way the door was locked that couldn’t let them rescue the victims.
This arson case is the second following an incident that left four family members dead in a similar attack in Nakaseke District in February. For this case, however, police has arrested the suspected arsonists and are currently facing the law.
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