Two people have died in a gambling brawl in Mityana district. One of the deceased has been identified as 36-year-old Ronald Mukiibi, a resident of Kabule village in Ttamu Division in Mityana municipality.
Leonard Kiwanuka, the area defence secretary, says Mukiibi was stabbed to death by an unidentified man who was also killed by a mob when he declined to pay him Shis 30,000 he had staked. Mukiibi was reportedly stabbed in the ear, causing him to bleed profusely.
"They have always played cards in this place but this time the two picked a misunderstanding over Shs 30,000 then one of them stabbed his colleague to death," says Kiwanuka.
Wamala regional police spokesperson, says they were notified about the incident and rushed to the area only to find a mob assaulting the unidentified man for stabbing his colleague to death. He says they rescued the man from the mob but he passed on shortly after arrival at Mityana referral hospital.
Ochom says although the man had killed his colleague, it was unlawful for residents to take matter in their hands.