By Ambrose Kweronda
A 40-year-old man in Kanungu district who on Wednesday went on the run after deliberately cutting to death two children of his neighbor in revenge for his cheating wife has been lynched by an angry mob.
Edward Birungi, a resident of Kagarama village, Nyarutojo parish, Kambuga sub-county cut eight-year-old Tracy Nabasa and Ian Owembabazi, 3, both children to his neighbor Frank Kato.
Birungi while armed with a sharp panga went to Kato’s home and immediately cut the two to death while accusing Kato of having sexual relations with his wife.
Birungi had two weeks ago divorced his wife after attempting to kill her on accusations that she always commits adultery with Kato. Birungi found children at home alone while Kato was in a nearby garden digging.
After the incident, angry locals mobilized a manhunt until today at around 06:30 PM when they landed on him.
Elly Maate, police spokesperson for the Kigezi region confirmed that Birungi was captured from Omunengo valley along Kanungu-Rukungiri road while sneaking out of the bush to run to Rukungiri side.
Maate said that Birungi sneaked out of the bush not knowing that locals were alert and monitoring every area.
He also revealed that Birungi’s body has been taken to Kambuga hospital for postmortem.
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