Kabale Police is investigating circumstances under which a 15-year-old boy was lynched in the home of Emma Cox, a Swedish national, and resident along Rugarama road in Kabale Municipality.
Reports from the area indicate that the home hosts the Emma and Theresa Children's Project, which takes care of orphans and street children.
Kigezi regional Police spokesperson Elly Maate says the deceased, identified as Alvin Agaba, a resident of Ruhita cell in Kabale Municipality was lynched by a group of bodaboda cyclists on Monday. They reportedly accused him of waylaying Cox on Friday night, cutting him on the arm with a machete while returning home from a nightclub.
According to Maate, a group of bodaboda riders brought Agaba to Cox's home and were willingly let in by Johnson Twinamatsiko, a private security guard attached to Ukombozi Security Company and Boaz Naturinda, 29, the patron of the home.
Agaba was then tied and beaten to death. After the incident, Naturinda and Twinamatsiko kept quiet until at around 9 am when Cox woke up and found the body in the compound and rushed to alert police for help.
The Police mouthpiece also says that Naturinda and Twinamatsiko have been arrested and are held at Kabale police station for aiding the incident.
Cox however declined to comment on the matter. The body of the deceased was by Monday evening still at Kabale Regional Referral Hospital Mortuary for postmortem, while the case is registered at Kabale central police station under file number CRB 357/2018.