UWA Accountant Shot Dead

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An official working with Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) was on Tuesday morning shot dead in Kanungu District.

An official working with Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) was on Tuesday morning shot dead in Kanungu District.
 
Angel Kobusheshe (32) an accountant with Uganda Wildlife Authority was shot dead from his office at around 10:00am at Ishasha Sector Camp.
 
It is said that the officer was shot twice in the chest and died as he was being rushed to Kihihi health centre for treatment.
 
Kobusheshe hails from Ikumba sub county, Rubanda County in Kabale district.

 
Kigezi regional police spokesperson Elly Maate said that the earlier on Monday evening at around 9:30pm a security guard working with UWA was also shot in the leg while on duty at Ishasha wilderness Camp.

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Mercy Nabasa was shot by the assailant in the right thigh before the assailant took off immediately.
 
Nabaasa is now receiving treatment at Bwindi community hospital in Kanungu.
 
Maate said that the death of the accountant and shooting of the security guard raised a lot of questions about who could be behind the shootings since all the camps are surrounded by different forces which include Police, UWA wardens and the Uganda Peoples Defense Forces.
 
He wondered how the assailant could have managed to escape amidst such tight security.
 
He said that police suspects the perpetuator might be an insider within the camp security.
 
The deceased is survived by a widow and three children.
 
Kobusheshe's death is barely a year after he declared his interest in contesting for the Rubanda County West seat currently held by Economic Monitoring state Minister Henry Banyenzaki. He had become a prominent face at most public functions in Rubanda county west.