Cyclist burns self over Ugx 100,000

Grief has engulfed residents of Masaba village, Bukulula Sub County in Kalungu district after Hassan Mukunyu, a Boda boda cyclist set himself ablaze with his family over a paltry Ugx 100,000.

Mukunyu also wanted to burn down Jenifer Natukunda, the wife and his children. Natukunda and the children have been saved as Mukunyu sustained injuries.

Police in Kalungu immediately swung into action to stop an attempted murder. Mukunyu later informed police that he was burning some insects but didn’t have intentions to hurt his family.

However, his wife Jenifer Natukunda says her husband has always threatened to kill the family.

Berna Kacubya a neighbor explains that Mukunyu stole his wife’s money worth Shs100,000 which he used to take alcohol and upon returning home, he tried to burn them.

The deputy RDC for Kalungu Sarah Nanyanzi who reached the scene of crime warned youths against such behaviors. She also asked LC1 leaders to intervene in such domestic conflicts.

Mukunyu is currently receiving treatment at Bukulula Health Centre IV.

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