Graphic: Woman hacks her daughter, six grandchildren to death in Uganda

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Grief and shock engulfed residents of Nombe 2B village in Kashare sub-county Kashari county in Mbarara district when a woman identified as Lydia Kyomuhangi, 65, hacked 7 members of her family to death.

Lydia Kyomuhangi on Sunday night 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. 

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She also killed her daughter Annet Kyomugisha, 25, 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, on Monday morning, she was caught and lynched by a mob, according to Nombe village chairperson Charles Karoli.

 Graphic: Woman hacks her daughter, six grandchildren to death in Uganda

The Police, led by Mbarara DPC Gad Murungi, visited the scene, but reached when the suspect had already been killed.

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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.  

 Graphic: Woman hacks her daughter, six grandchildren to death in Uganda

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. 

 Graphic: Woman hacks her daughter, six grandchildren to death in Uganda
 Graphic: Woman hacks her daughter, six grandchildren to death in Uganda
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