Residents of Nombe II B village, Kashari County, Mbarara district are in shock after one of their own identified as Lydia Kyomuhangi killed 7 members of her family on Sunday evening.
It is believed that Kyomuhangi lured six of her grandchildren with soda and cake, locked them inside a family Kitchen, and used a machete to hack them to death, one by one. The suspect also killed her daughter Annet Kyomugisha, who had earlier been chained in the bedroom after developing a mental illness.
Kyomugisha also injured her husband George Koma Hangamaisho before the suspect went into hiding from where she was found and killed by an angry mob this morning.
According to Nombe Village Chairperson Charles Karoli, Hangamaisho is currently receiving treatment at Mbarara regional referral hospital while the dead bodies are at the same facility’s mortuary for a postmortem.
Authorities identified the dead grandchildren as Apophia Kanshabe (10), Osbert Nuwamanya (8), Oscar Tarimweba (5), Claire Ankunda (5), Addela Orishaba, 9 months and Mercy Owomugisha, 6 months.
Deus Mugisha the Kashare Sub County chairperson says that the suspect had a mental problem which according to the family was presented to pastors for healing. The family allegedly believed that the lady had been bewitched and would heal through prayer