Henry Kayira, the director Namutidde Investment and an agent of Mukwano Group of Companies was shot dead by unidentified gunmen at his home in Kabakanjagala village in Kiboga town council on Tuesday night at around 9pm.
Tension is high in Kiboga town following the shooting of a prominent businessman by unknown assailants last night. Henry Kayira, the director Namutidde Investment and an agent of Mukwano Group of Companies was shot dead by unidentified gunmen at his home in Kabakanjagala village in Kiboga town council at around 9pm, while disembarking from his car.
He was shot in the head. Kayira was rushed to Kiboga hospital but doctors there pronounced him dead at about 10pm. Olivia Birungi, the wife to the deceased was in the same car when her husband was shot dead. Birungi explains that when they arrived home she got out the car to open the gate but heard several gunshots behind her. She says that when she looked back she saw unidentified gunmen fleeing the scene with her husband lying unconscious in a pool of blood.
Birungi says that several unsuccessful attempts have been made at the life of her husband. She cites a recent incident where unidentified men broke into their bedroom, but raised an alarm which sent them fleeing. Despite the fact that Birungi cannot explain the executive motive of the murder of her husband, she cannot rule out business rivalry. Grace Nakawoza, the Kiboga deputy CID Officer says the assailants could have aimed at Kayira’s life as nothing in the car including money was taken.
At the time of filing this story police had deployed a sniffer dog to try and trace the assailants as investigations commence. The incident has triggered fear among the business community in and around Kiboga. Laurence Ssekimpi, the chairperson Kiboga-Kyankwanzi business community says a number of progressive business persons in the area have in the past died under similar circumstances. Ssekimpi suspects this could be a re-occurrence of such incidents and appeals to the police to investigate the matter to its conclusion. No arrests have been made so far.
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