A woman in Nombe II B village, Kashari county, Mbarara district has hacked 7 members of her family to death. The incident happened last evening.
Lydia Kyomuhangi reportedly lured six of her grandchildren with soda and cake before locking them inside a family kitchen, where she used a machete to hack them to death, one by one. She also killed her daughter Annet Kyomugisha, who had earlier on been chained in the bedroom after developing a mental illness.
Her husband George Koma Hangamaisho was also seriously injured before the suspect went into hiding. However, this morning, she was killed by a mob, 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.
The dead children have been identified as Apophia Kanshabe (10), Osbert Nuwamanya (8), Oscar Tarimweba (5), Claire Ankunda (5), Addela Orishaba, 9 months and Mercy Owomugisha, 6 months.
Kashare sub county chairperson Deus Mugisha says that the suspect had a mental problem which according to the family was presented to pastors for healing. He says the family believed that the lady had been bewitched and would heal through prayer.