Two Guns Recovered in Kisoro

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According to the outgoing Resident District Commissioner, Hajji Shafique Ssekandi, 17 guns have been recovered since the beginning of this year.

Police in Kisoro district has recovered two guns.

The first rifle number UG PSO 8000069-04489 was recovered on Wednesday night from an incomplete building in Nyamwirima village, Kisoro municipality. 

Elly Maate, the Police spokesperson for Kigezi Region Police Spokesperson says that the gun with an empty magazine was last month robbed from Clever Habomugisha, a private security guard attached to RPS Security Company Limited.  
The police arrested Dan Munyambabazi, Ronald Lwanga, Gilbert Maniriho, Bright Kwizera, Augustine Ndunguse, Michael Harerimana and Emmanuel Katerega were arrested in connection to the incident.

Maate says that the rifle was found by residents covered with stones.

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Another gun number UG POL K425455-105348 was found abandoned at Nyamushungwa village in Nyarusiza Sub County, Kisoro district. The rifle was found with three rounds of ammunition.

The rifle which belongs to RPS Security Company Limited was robbed from a guard Robert Nsengiyunva.
Hajji Shafique Ssekandi, the outgoing Kisoro RDC says that 17 guns have since been recovered since the beginning of this year.



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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.