Three Held for Raid on Priest's Kraal

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Maate says investigations into the matter are still ongoing adding that, all the suspects will be brought to justice.

Kabale police are holding three men suspected to have raided the home of Rev. Fred Mitanga, the parish priest of Kibuga church of Uganda and hacked four cows to death on December 1. Ely Maate, the Kigezi regional Police spokesperson identifies the suspects as Stephen Tweheyo, Paison Tumushaba and Joash Tumuhereza.

The trio is being held at Kabale Central Police station. The group and others are suspected to have hacked the priest’s cows to death after failing to gain access to his house. Maate says investigations into the matter are still going on adding that, all the suspects will be brought to justice.

He advises Christians to use lawful means to resolve their disputes instead of resorting to criminal acts. Reverend Obed Turihohabwe, the Kigezi diocesan secretary has welcomed the arrest of the suspects. Turihohabwe advices aggrieved Christians to use clear channels to raise their concerns through the church so that they can be handled without employing Violence.

Kigezi diocese plunged into in August this year shortly after the election Reverend Canon George Bagamuhunda to replace the outgoing Bishop George Katwesigye, who is set to retire at the end of this year.  But some Christians have challenged the election saying it was conducted in breach of the constitution of Kigezi diocese and that of church of Uganda.


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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.