RUBIRIZI: Man survives lynching for stealing Chicken


RUBIRIZI-A suspected chicken thief has survived lynching in Rubirizi district.

Elias Twesigye who has been impersonating as Sheikh Imuran is suspected to have been stealing chicken that belonged to Sasirabo Jazira the Rubirizi district Female youth councilor.

It’s alleged that the suspect was earlier an employee at the same chicken farm before he was fired two weeks ago on the same suspicion.

Luck went out of his hands 4 days ago when he was nabbed red-handed inside the gate trying to break the Chicken farm padlocks at around 12:30am.

After making an alarm, angry residents rushed to the scene and clobbered him to nearly death but was rescued by the Police who immediately rushed him to Rugazi Health Centre IV for treatment from where escaped.

On Wednesday 22nd July 2021, the residents together with Police discovered about 10 stolen chicken in the suspect’s home before he was re-arrested from Kabukwiri Village where he has been hiding after escaping from the Health facility.

According to Marshial Tumusiime the Greater Bushenyi Police spokesperson, the suspect is currently being detained at Rubirizi central Police station.

Tumusiime, condemned the mob act stressing that whoever took part will be arrested and charged accordingly.