It is alleged that the three family members have been threatening Bahuma with forceful eviction for the past three years. This prompted her to seek help from the Kikuube Resident commissioner-RDC, Amlan Tumusiime.
The Congolese refugees are Jimmy Mayuki, Heritier Mangalulu, Kiiza Benjamin, Gloire Muyale and one only identified as Yomba all refugees attached to Kasonga trading center in the Kyangwali refugee settlement area.
Julius Hakiza, the Albertine Region police spokesperson, says that they started hunting for the councillor since the assault case was reported against him until Wednesday when he was sighted at the Kikuube district headquarters.
On Monday night reports emerged that some strangers had invaded Kasonga trading center that is situated within the Kyangwali refugee settlement area and that the strangers engaged police in gunfire exchange.
It is alleged that the evictees who have since pitched camp at the offices of the Kikuube LC5 Chairperson entered the forest land after Hoima Sugar leased it from Bunyoro Kitara Kingdom and started conducting the various activities.
Preliminary information shows that the deceased travelled to Kyangwali on Monday to supply his clients with various items including soap, cooking oil, sugar, biscuits, and salt among others. He checked in at the guest house at around 6:30 pm on Monday evening after supplying the merchandise.
Edward Alinda, the supervisor of Kasonga guest house told Uganda Radio Network in an interview that they were compelled to check what was happening to their guest only to find him lying dead on his bed.
In October 2021, the suspects together with Gideon Tumwebaze, the chairperson of the TULIPONA veterans Association who is currently on the run allegedly connived and forged Omukama Iguru’s signature to grab the land.
The affected are mainly women, men and children were evicted from Bukinda A and B, Bukinda 2, Kavule, Bwizibwera A and B, Kyeya A and B, Nyaruhanga, Kabirizi, Nyamigisa A and B and Katoma villages among others in Kasonga parish, Kyangwali sub-count
Some of the suspects that include both men and women have only been identified as Opar, Ofoi, Mita, Ogenrwoth, Aduba, Joyce, Jarieko and Uucha, all residents of Rwengabi village in Kabwoya sub county in Kikuube district. Others are yet to be identified
The more than 1,000 residents mainly women and children were evicted from Bukinda A and B, Bukinda 2, Kavule, Bwizibwera A and B, Kyeya A and B, Nyaruhanga, Kabirizi, Nyamigisa A and B and Katoma villages among others in Kasonga parish, Kyangwali sub-county.
Patrick Okumu, one of the residents says that they currently living in fear that the assailants could torch more houses. He wants the police to comprehensively investigate the incident and get those behind the attack.
The affected mainly women and children were evicted from Bukinda A and B, Bukinda 2, Kavule, Bwizibwera A and B, Kyeya A and B, Nyaruhanga, Kabirizi, Nyamigisa A and B and Katoma villages among others in Kasonga parish, Kyangwali sub-county.
Kasanga Ofungi, the LC I Chairperson of Kyehoro landing site, says that the assailants took off when area residents sounded an alarm after several houses caught fire. He says that residents struggled to put off the fire in vain.
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