Fred Enanga, police Spokesperson.

A Joint Task Team of homicide, flying squad and Kyenjojo police, is holding five suspects in connection to gruesome murder of five young children whose ages range from one month to seven years .This occurred in the wee hours of Wednesday last week.

The murder occurred at Kahompo village Bufunjo sub county Kyenjojo district, where attackers broke the door and gained access to the house. They traced for Tumwebaze Joseph, their father, but found when he was not around and instead hacked the childeren to death.

They further attacked, seriously assaulted Tumwebaze’s wife and dumped her body into Kahompo River, thinking she was dead. She was however rescued the following morning and rushed to hospital where she is undergoing treatment.

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According to police spokesperson Fred Enanga, the team nabbed four suspects who include; Balyeija Justus, his wife Akampasa Keli, Muhereza Lauben and his wife Alinda Sylvia. The team further tracked down and arrested Allan Turyahikayo, from Ntinda and transferred him to Kyenjojo.

‘The preliminary information indicates that the suspects hatched a plot in their home to carry a revenge attack on the family of Joseph Tumwebaze, after he facilitated the release of his brother Ndyanabo Godfrey, who was imprisoned for the murder of their brother, Bright, in 2012,” he said in a press briefing.

Enanga said, two of his brothers Allan Turyahikaya and Balyeija Justus were not convinced with the out-of-court settlement between the two families and repeatedly threatened to revenge the life of their brother.

He said suspects confessed to the murder and also led the task team to the recovery of a blood stained shirt to one of the child victims and pangs used in the gruesome murder.

‘We have also established the identity of the other two suspects on the run as Byaruhanga Fred and Kagurane Emmanuel in who perpetrated the murder, and track them down for arrest. We continue to appeal to anyone with information surrounding their whereabouts to contact us or share it in confidence,” he said

“The police strongly condemns the revenge attacks and killing of civilians including children, as there is no justification for such extra ordinary degree of violence. The suspects are to be leveled with five counts of murder and one count of attempted murder,” he said.