Kabale Shooting Victim Succumbs to Gunshot Wounds Top story

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Hassan Mwebembezi, a relative to the couple, says Kenkoonzi died due to excessive bleeding despite efforts by doctors to save her life. The late Kenkoonzi was rushed to Mbarara Regional Referral Hospital on Tuesday night together with her husband, Francis Aryarugamu after being shot by unidentified thugs.

Zamu Kenkoonzi Baryarugamu, the Kabale based businesswoman who was shot together with her husband by unidentified has succumbed to the gunshot wounds. Kenkoonzi breathed her last at 10:00pm last night at Mbarara Regional Referral Hospital where she was rushed together with her husband, Francis Aryarugamu.
 
Hassan Mwebembezi, a relative to the couple, says Kenkoonzi died due to excessive bleeding despite efforts by doctors to save her life. The late Kenkoonzi was rushed to Mbarara Regional Referral Hospital on Tuesday night together with her husband, Francis Aryarugamu after being shot by unidentified thugs.
 
The couple was returning home in Mwanjari trading center Southern Division, Kabale municipality at around 8:40pm shortly after closing their Soda Depot in Kabale Central Market. Aryarugamu was hit in the stomach and the bullet penetrated through the back while Kenkoonzi was shot from the back injuring her right breast.
 
The thugs, who were riding a motorcycle with unclear number plates, grabbed a black polythene bag from Kenkoonzi containing water melon and took off thinking it, contained money. 

The couple was first rushed to Kabale Regional Referral Hospital before they were referred to Mbarara Regional Referral Hospital. Ely Maate, the Kigezi Region Police Spokesperson, says Aryarugamu is responding to treatment. He regrets the death of Kenkoonzi, saying they are making all efforts to track down the gunmen who shot them. 

Police is investigating the case under file number SD 86/14/08/2018 at Kabale Central Police Station.

 

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Samuel Amanya
Samuel Amanya is the Kigezi Region URN bureau chief. Kabale, Kisoro, Kanungu and Rukungiri districts fall under his docket. Samuel Amanya has been a Uganda Radio Network reporter since August 2016. Before becoming a URN staff reporter, Amanya had written for the network for several years as a freelancer.


Amanya was also a Voice of Kigezi reporter from 2011 to 2016.


A journalism graduate from African College of Commerce Kabale, Amanya values his independence. Amanya says URN is a home for his talent because it lets him explore his journalistic interests without limits.

Amanya is fascinated by the crime beat and some of his best stories have come out of that interest. Amanya says he aims to be all round beat reporter.