The Elgon Region Police spokesperson, Mr Suwed Manshur confirmed the gruesome incident.
Sironko District Resident Commissioner, Mr Moses Wamoto Kigayi said the deceased was killed a few meters away from the church building by the suspect.
“We arrested the man who cut his friend like an animal in the church compound shortly after the morning mass. They went together for prayers but when they came out, he [Suspect] pulled out a panga from his gumboots and cut his friend,” Mr Wamoto said.
He told Daily Monitor at Sironko Central Police Station that the suspect cut his victim on the neck, left hand and head.
Mr Wamoto who heads the district security committee said the suspect is a hard-core criminal in the area.
He said police saved the suspect from a mob that wanted to lynch him.
Budadiri Town Council chairperson, Mr Andrew Wodero said the suspected killer wanted to recover the money he gave to the deceased last year on the promise of training him to become a witch doctor.
“I got information that the suspect paid the deceased some money because he wanted to become a witch doctor but the deceased failed,” Mr Wodero said.
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