Mbarara Police Hunts for Armed Thugs

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Grace Kyankooko, a brother to Nyikiriza, says his sister was shot by the thugs when she went out with her daughter to buy salt in the trading center.

Mbarara Police are hunting for unidentified armed thugs for shooting one person to death and injuring two others.

 
The thugs raided Nombe trading center in Ncune village in Ncune parish in Kashare Sub County riding on a motorcycle on May 30th, 2017.

 
They shot dead 34-year-old David Katehangwa and Evelyn Nyikiriza (28) and Briar Ashemerirwe (10).
 
 
The same thugs raided bars and shops and made off with unspecified among of money, mobile phones and crates of beer. Katehangwa was gunned down while attempting to stop the thugs from stealing.
 
 
Grace Kyankooko, a brother to Nyikiriza, says his sister was shot by the thugs when she went out with her daughter to buy salt in the trading center.

 
The injured are admitted at Mbarara Regional Referral Hospital. Samson Kasasira, the Rwizi Regional Police spokesperson, says they have received vital clues on the thugs.
 

 
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Kasasira also reveals that on May 29th, they picked up four suspects from Rutooma along Mbarara-Ibanda road in
possession of military wear and shoes.


 
The suspects are Fred Twinomujuni, Darious, Byamukama, Benjamin Turyomumisho and Nasan Bahowa.
 
The suspects are currently detained at Mbarara police station pending investigations.

 

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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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