The attacked villages are Kiryasaaka located in Kkingo Sub County in Lwengo district, Kisojjo, Kyabagoma and Kyamabaale in Kibinge Sub County in Bukomansimbi district.
Those killed are identified as Denis Ssebugwawo Lumala, a retired police officer who was hacked several times on the head.
Ssebugwawo’s daughter, 15-year-old Nancy Nambuya, is admitted at Masaka regional referral hospital with head injuries.
Dick Muwanga, the Kkingo LC3 Chairman who rushed to Kiryasaaka trading centre, said at least seven homes were attacked in this area leaving several injured.
Muwanga noted that the thugs exploited the New Year celebrations when people were making all sorts of noise.
At Kisojjo village where Denis Ssebugwawo Lumala, a retired police officer was killed, the whole community is in shock.
His wife Hadijja Nakanwagi said the thugs gained entry into their house using the backdoor. She said they hit the door open with a huge stone and entered.
Isaac Lwanga, a district councillor blamed the insecurity on lack of police presence in the area. He said most of these areas have no police despite the fact that they have a big population with some trading centres.
Mukasa Kityo, the Bukomansimbi Resident District Commissioner (RDC), says police have started hunting for the attackers.
This attack is just one of the numerous unresolved killings that have rocked the region for several months now.
Last year, at least 30 people were killed in similar circumstances and up to 50 others were hospitalized in Lwengo, Rakai, Kalungu and Masaka districts.
Lameck Kigozi, the greater Masaka regional police spokesperson said the police is still investigating the killings.