It was a honeymoon turned tragedy for a young couple visiting Uganda. The honeymooners were killed and their bodies were discovered by local authorities near Jinja, a small town east of Uganda’s capital Kampala.
The Ugandan police have launched a manhunt in search of the two murderers. Reports indicate that the honeymooners, John and Jenifer Kanyamunyu, were both murdered with a single machete blow. John was 28 and Jenifer was 22 years old.
The couple had met in the United Kingdom and had traveled to Uganda for their honeymoon. They had been married for only two weeks when they were killed.
The police have not released the suspects’ names or identities but they did state that the murderers were locals and that they had a motorbike.
The Kanyamunyu family refused to speak with reporters but they released a statement. In it they described John and Jenifer as two young people who had the entire world ahead of them. They were greatly saddened by their untimely deaths.
The local community has joined the police in their investigation. They are appealing to the public for any information that could lead to the arrest of the murderers and to ensure justice is served.
The honeymooning couple’s deaths have left the entire country in shock and mourning. It’s not an everyday occurrence to hear of the murder of two young married people in such a brutal manner.
Ugandans are also outraged at the fact that such a crime could be allowed to happen in a place known to be one of the safest in the world.
The Ugandan police are putting all their efforts into finding the murderers and justice will be served soon. Until then, the Kanyamunyu family must remain vigilant in hope that the killers are brought to justice.