Gateway Bus Driver Arrested Over Murder

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Kaguru was last seen drinking at Nyakambo trading center last night before he left for his home at 10:00pm. Police says the deceased was stabbed thrice in the back.

Kabale police are holding Abdallah Bizimungu, a driver with Gateway Buses in connection with the murder of Simon Peter Kaguru, a teacher at Bishop Asiri primary school. Bizimungu was picked up this morning after Kaguru’s lifeless body was found lying in a pool of blood, about 300 meters from Nyakambo trading centre. Kaguru was last seen drinking at Nyakambo trading center last night before he left for his home at 10:00pm. Police says the deceased was stabbed thrice in the back.

Police swung into action and picked up Bizimungu to help with their investigations since he had earlier on threatened the deceased. It is alleged that Bizimungu broke up with his wife about a month ago, while accusing her of being involved in an extra marital affair with the deceased. He reportedly threatened to deal with Kaguru for interfering with his marriage and destabilizing his family. Ely Maate, the Kigezi regional Police spokesperson says they have launched investigations into the incident. He faults residents for taking the law into their hands. 

Bizimungu has not yet commented as he couldn’t be reached by our reporter. The murder of Kaguru comes amidst escalating insecurity in Kabale. On 10th August, unidentified gunmen waylaid two foreign tourists and robbed them of their belonging at Kiyoora along the Kabale-Bunyonyi road. The tourists were identified as Samuel Wanyaga, a Kenyan National and his Swedish counterpart Daniel Lanti. According to police, the gunmen staged an illegal road, which forced the duo to stop.

 The duo was injured in the attack after the gunmen opened fire, which left them hospitalized. A few days earlier, unidentified gunmen had also shot dead Lawrence Twinomuhangi, a receptionist Kabale Little Ritz Hotel. Twinomuhang reportedly met his death when he tried to block the gunmen from accessing the hotel to rob tourists who had checked in.

 

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Anthony Kushaba
For Anthony Kushaba, journalism is not just a job; it is a calling. Kushaba believes journalism is one of the few platforms where the views of the oppressed and margainalised can be heard. This is what his journalism aims to do: bring to light untold stories.

Kushaba is the Mbarara region URN bureau chief. Mitooma, Ntungamo, Bushenyi, Sheema, Isingiro, and Kiruhura districts fall under his docket. Kushaba has been a URN staff member since 2012.

Kushaba is a journalism graduate from Uganda Christian University Study Centre at Bishop Barham College in Kabale. Before joining URN, Kushaba worked with Voice of Kigezi (2008), Bushenyi FM (2010) and later on to Voice of Muhabura.

Kushaba's journalism interests centre on conflict, peace and electoral reporting. Kushaba occasionally writes on tourism, health, religion and education. He describes himself as highly driven and will pursue a tip until it yields a story.