Police in Kisoro district is investigating circumstances under which a 40-year-old man was killed by a mob in Burihira village in Nyakinama sub-county.
Vallence Iraguha the Burihira village LC I chairperson identifies the deceased as Wilber Bizimana who hailed from Wayamba parish in the same sub-county.
Iraguha says the deceased who was armed with a sharp panga went and attacked one of the families and injured a woman identified as Mary Nyiramikyo.
The husband however, was able to call for help and the neighbours came and pounced on the attacker, killing in on spot.
Bizimana was a known thief according to locals.
Kigezi regional police spokesperson Elly Maate says the police visited the scene and picked the body for a post-mortem as investigations into the matter continue.
Maate also urged locals to desist from mob justice and instead work closely with authorities to sort such issues.