Residents in Lwegando cell, Isingiro district are still in shock after a fuming father of two died after cutting into pieces his own children.

Selestino Byamukama a resident of Lwegondese cell in Nyarubanga parish in Masho Sub County reportedly used a sharp machete to chop his two year old daughter Leticia and his three year old son Akandaho Deos before drinking rat poison to end his life.

An angry Byamukama also tried to kill his wife Jackline Natukunda who is currently admitted at Mbarara regional referral hospital in a critical state after she managed to escape from her husband.

The residents alleged that the couple had been fighting for a long period of time with Byamukama accusing Natukunda of cheating on him with another man.

Natukunda narrated how his husband showed up drank at about 2:00am in the morning with a machete and questioning her if he was indeed the biological father of the two children.

Samson Kasasira the Rwizi regional police spokesperson said that the police recovered the machete and the rat poison.