Kidnapped Kabale Man Found Murdered

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In short
Yunus Byaruhanga alias Musalamu a special hire driver in Kabale town town is said to have been picked by a group of un identified people who asked him to transport them to Lake Bunyonyi but Never returned.

 A 40-year-old man who went missing from Kabale town on Monday this week has been found dead with bullet wounds in his chest.

The special hire driver identified as Yunus Byaruhanga was last seen on Monday night leaving Visitors' Hotel with clients.
 
He told fellow special hire drivers that the clients had asked him to drop them at Lake Bunyonyi and he would be back shortly.
 
One of Byaruhanga's fellow drivers who only identified himself as Kaboyi said they became suspicious when he did not return.
 
Byaruhanga's body was found floating in the lake on Tuesday with two bullet wounds to the chest.
 
His Toyota Premio UAP 186P car was missing.
 
Byaruhanga's colleagues believe he was murdered by robbers who want to sell his car. Another driver Medard Kajura said they had been told by locals that they heard two shots coming from the direction of Lake Bunyonyi on Monday night. A car was then seen driving very fast away.
 
However, the locals did not investigate because no one had been reported missing in their village.
 
Kabale district Police Commander Bosco Arop said the thieves could have taken the vehicle to Kisoro where the vehicles are easily and quickly sold off to neighboring Democratic Republic of Congo.
 
He said investigations are now underway.

 

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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.

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