Police are holding a young man accused of hacking his paternal uncle to death in Kyabolokya cell in Mpondwe-Lhubiriha town council in Kasese district.
The deceased has been identified as 35-year-old Christopher Bwambale alias Twalha while the suspect is Joseph Kakule, a resident of Kyabolokya cell and Boda boda rider at the Bumali stage.
The suspect is said to have been embroiled in a conflict with the deceased over a motorcycle.
Stephen Bwambale, the vice chairperson Kyabolokya 1 cell, says preliminary information indicates that the deceased had borrowed a motorcycle from Kakule to carry a passenger.
But it was impounded by the Fisheries Protection Unit because his passenger was allegedly carrying immature fish from Lake Edward in Lake Katwe Sub County.
According to Bwambale, after the motorcycle was impounded, the family sat and resolved that the deceased sells part of his land to raise some revenue to replace his nephew's motorcycle.
He however, says Kakule couldn't wait for the deceased to sale land. He reportedly tied him with the help of some other person on Tuesday evening and hit him with a hoe on the head killing his instantly.
Moshen Muhindo, a resident of Kyabolokya who is also a Boda boda rider has appealed to police to expedite the investigations so that justice is served.
According to Muhindo, Kakule ought to get a severe punishment to deter other people from engaging in such heinous acts.
The Rwenzori East Regional Police spokespersons, Vincent Twesige confirmed the incident, saying investigations are under way.
He also revealed that two people, including Kakule are under arrest in relation to the murder.