Police Constable, Harshim Mugenyi was on Thursday lynched by a mob in Nakulabye Makerere Road, after his girlfriend made an alarm, accusing him of stealing her smartphone.
Police in Kampala are investigating a murder case following the death of one of their officers, Police Constable Harshim Mwenyi attached to Tororo Central Police Station.
“PC Nwenyi left his Tororo unit to visit his girlfriend. They had a misunderstanding over messages on her phone. He walked away with the phone. At Makerere-Nakulabye junction, she caught up with him and raised an alarm accusing him of theft. The mob lynched him,” the police Chief Political Commissar, AIGP Asan Kasingye tweeted Saturday.
Nwenyi is said to have died while being transported to Mulago hospital.
According to ASP Luke Owoyesigyire, an iron bar believed to be among the weapons used to kill Nwenyi was discovered at the crime scene by officers from Nakulabye police post.