Speaking about the Tuesday evening raid, Guti’s relative, Jacob Yeno, said the rustlers were many and armed with guns. "They came at around 8 pm armed with guns and attacked us, by the time army came, they had moved with cows, “he said.
According to police, the suspects were picked up in connection to anonymous letters threatening to Kalema together with John Marry and Andrew Ssebowa among others including journalists in Entebbe municipality.
On Thursday, the Ntoroko District acting National Resistance Movement (NRM) party chairman Japeth Kabagambe was reportedly kidnapped and killed. His body was dumped near River Mpanga at the border between Kamwenge and Ibanda districts.
James Mwesigye, Mbarara Resident City Commissioner, who also doubles as the Chairperson of City Security Committee, says the operation was conducted in collaboration with sister forces like the army since intelligence reports indicated the suspects were using pangas.