Police in Kabale district has launched a manhunt for a 43-year-old who reportedly hacked to death 2 people and badly injured another two.

John Mugisha, a resident of Nyamugoma village, Kaharo parish in Kaharo Sub County killed his stepmother and brother after accusing them of practicing witchcraft and trying to steal his land.

Mugisha, at 7:30 PM on Sunday reportedly attacked his brother Stephen Twebaze at a local pub in Nyabitabo trading Centre, armed with a machete and butchered him to pieces before injuring his girlfriend.

He later rushed home where the stepmother Jacinta Birungi was and dismembered her body parts after accusing her of conniving with his brother to bewitch him.

After the brutal act, Mugisha run away

Brian Ampeire, the Kabale District Police Commander, says Mugisha is thought to be hiding between Muhanga in Rukiga and Ntungamo districts and police is searching for him.

Ampeire says that Mugisha had promised to return and hack other family members before committing suicide.