An elderly couple of chief Litondo’s area of Mitete district in Lukulu west constituency have been gruesomely killed by suspected karavina gunmen.
Lukulu district commissioner David Muzinda who confirmed the incident to ZANIS today identified the deceased husband as Malichi Kambungo 70, and his wife Eunice Ngambo Nyakaumba 60, both of Mushili village.
Mr Muzinda said the incident happened around 20:00 hours on Easter Monday when the couple were having a chat at a fire place near their house.
The district commissioner said the couple met their fate following allegations that they were practicing witchcraft.
He urged police officers in the newly created Lukulu district to ensure that the criminals locally known as Karavina gunmen usually found in the west bank were brought to book .
Mr Muzinda said at the moment the unknown karavina gunmen were still on the run and that a manhunt should be launched in order to arrest them specially that there are parliamentary by-elections which are about to take place in the constituency.
He complained that the incident may scare away voters from exercising their right to vote freely in the forth-coming parliamentary by –elections slated for next month on April 23.
The district commissioner said the bodies of the victims have since been buried as they were decomposing due to the severe gun shoot wounds.