Kayihura Returns to Bundibugyo as Killings Intensify


In short
The three who include a father, his son and a neighbor were killed last night at 7:00pm.

Kale Kayihura, the Inspector General of Police has returned to Bundibugyo district following the killing of three more people. The unidentified who include a father, his son and a neighbor were killed last night at 7:00pm. 

According to Lydia Tumushabe, the Rwenzori Region police spokesperson, the three were hacked to death by unknown people near Ngamba health centre III, in Ngamba Sub County.  The death toll since the attacks broke out on Tuesday morning has now risen to 20.

Kayihura travelled to Bundibugyo this morning and is currently in a closed meeting with security chiefs from the Rwenzori region at Bundibugyo Police Station.  Kayihura will later meet retired Lt. Col Martin Kamya, the leader of Obundingya Bwa Bamba (OBB) cultural institution.

On Thursday, the IGP visited the scene of the attacks in Ntandi, Kirumiya and Kitere villages and requested the residents to return to their homes.  Kayihura also said that police will deploy in the mountainous areas of Bughendera County, where the attackers descend from to carry out attacks in the community.


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Emmanuel Kajubu
Emmanuel Kajubu is proud to have been the first Ugandan journalist to write in depth pieces about the Tooro Kingdom institution. His knowledge of the inner workings of the Tooro Kingdom is what made him privy to the splits in the royal family. These splits almost challenged Tooro Omukama Oyo Nyimba Iguru's reign.

Culture, agriculture and the environment are just two areas of many of interest to Kajubu. As long as he has held a pen, Kajubu has also written about public policy, health and crime.

Kajubu is keen on impacting his society not just as a writer but also a trainer and mentor. Bundibugyo and Ntoroko districts fall under his docket. Kajubu has been a URN staff member since 2008.