Police Orders Rakai Family Murder Survivor Moved for Security Reasons

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15 year old Ronald Mbaziira is one of the three children who survived a horror attack in Kyebe Sub County when his family was brutally killed

Okot Ochola, the Deputy Inspector General of Police, has ordered for the referral of Ronald Mbaziira one of the survivors in the Rakai family attack from Kakuuto Health Centre IV to a secret hospital because of fear of another attack.
15 year old Ronald Mbaziira is one of the three children who survived a horror attack in Kyebe Sub County when his family was brutally killed. He is a son of Steven Mugambe, the Pastor of Kyebe Pentecostal Church, who was killed together with his wife Noerine Nalinya and seven other family members.
Mbaziira was severely injured with cuts to his head and hand during the attack. He was on Monday rushed to Kakuuto health Centre IV in critical conditions. Health workers at the centre he is improving although he still needs close medical supervision.
However, Ochola has ordered Alex Twebaze, the Rakai DPC, to work with Kakuuto health workers on referral documents to remove Mbaziira from there for security reasons.
Ochola says that police wants Mbaziira removed to another hospital for more medical attention and to better protect him against any fresh attempts on his life.  He says they want police to relocate the survivor to a secure hospital in Kampala where his security is guaranteed since he is a key witness in the killing of nine people.
Alex Twebaze, the Rakai DPC, says they have currently deployed heavy security around Kakuuto health centre was they work out documents to refer him.
Ronald Mbaziira told Uganda Radio Network (URN) that he is feeling much better compared to the day when he was attacked. He says he stopped bleeding and he has recovered from headache. He also says he is still weak and his hands are still aching.
Mbaziira’s sisters Joseph Naiga and Margie Namugambe are also under heavy police protection in Kyebe Sub County.


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Edward Bindhe
Bindhe prides himself on being a part of the society he writes about. He believes there is no way a journalist can understand his society unless it considers him a part of it. This is why he is dedicated to investigating the challenges of the "little person."

Bindhe says, "My work reflects the Uganda Radio Network unique approach to news." Not many Ugandan journalists would consider or even notice the re-emergence of Water Hyacinth on a lake. Bindhe does.

Truant children will attract Bindhe's attention until he gets to the bottom of their truancy: poverty and the need to work to earn bread for their families. These are the kinds of stories Bindhe is often after.

Edward Bindhe is the Masaka URN bureau chief. Rakai, Lwengo, Lyantonde, Kalangala, Mpigi, Kalungu, Bukomansimbi and Sembabule districts fall under his docket. He has been a URN staff member since 2009.

A Mass Communication graduate from Uganda Christian University, Bindhe started practising journalism in 2008 as a reporter for Radio Buddu in Masaka district.