A 70-year old woman has been found dead in her house in Kabwasa village, Rakai district.
Angella Nansamba’s body was discovered on Tuesday evening by a concerned neighbour who had not seen her for several days.
It is believed Nansamba was strangled in her house on Monday night in Kabwasa Village, Kibanda Sub County, Rakai district.
Mark Lubega, the area District Councilor, says her attacker broke into Nansamba’s house through the back door and strangled her with her a string. She was found in her bed.
Nansamba lived alone.
The southern Region Police Spokesperson, Noah Sserunjoji, has confirmed the incident saying that police has started a hunt for Nansamba’s assailants.
Sserunjoji says police is appealing to the community to provide information on Nansamba’s killing.
Nansamba’s death resurrects unpleasant memories of killings that occured in the Southern Region through 2013. The best remembered case of assailants breaking into a house and killing the occupants occurred in Kyebe, Rakai district. A family of nine people were hacked to death.
Meanwhile Police in Masaka is stuck with a body of an unidentified man which was recovered from Lake Victoria.
Masaka District Police Commander John Mwaule says the man’s body was recovered from Nabugabo sand beach. The man is thought to have been among the revelers that flocked Nabugabo Sand Beach on Boxing Day. He says that the body is dressed in a yellow long sleeved Uganda cranes T shirt and black short.
The Southern Region Police Spokesperson, Noah Sserunjoji, has however revealed that at least five people died in the region during the Christmas festivities in different traffic, fire accidents, and suicide.
Sserunjoji has however, warned locals against burning car tyres during welcoming of new year festivals to night adding that police will be on alert to combat any crime that are likely to break up as people will usher in new year.