Julius Hakiza, the Albertine Region Police Spokesperson told Uganda Radio Network that the two armed men disguised as clients who need to withdraw money from a mobile money operator and Centenary Bank agent identified as Apollo Muhumuza, 26. He was held at gunpoint and ordered to surrender all the money he had in his possession.
According to Akello, the cases of witchcraft are common in Kagadi town council, Rugashali, Pacwa, Nyabutanzi, Mpeefu, Muhorro, Kinyarugonjo, Mabaale, Kyaterekera, Kiryanga and Muhorro Sub counties among others.
The incident happened at around 8: 30 p.m. on Thursday when the attackers hacked the two relatives with machetes on the head, chest and face. They also left a seven-year-old, Enock Asaba critically injured.
A nurse at Kagadi General Hospital told URN that the man in his 40s was rushed in critical condition to the health facility by police who found him dumped by the road side in Kyenzige Cell Kyenzige Town Council-Kagadi District last Saturday
Hundreds of people descended on Kapyeemi village to pay their last respects to the deceased before his body was placed at its final resting place. Omukwenda Turyamureeba, the head of Communications in the Faith of Unity and some government officials declined to comment on the decision to embalm Bisaka’s body.
Earlier on the leadership of Faith of Unity and security had indicated that only 200 people with invites would be allowed to attend the burial in line with the Health Ministry directive to contain the spread of COVID-19. However, around 11 am, thousands of Bisaka’s followers dressed in white tunics stormed the burial venue making it hard for security to control them.
The late Bisaka, who died in the Aga khan hospital in Kenya’s capital Nairobi on January 13th, 2021, will be laid to rest at the Faith of Unity Healing City Kapyeemi in Muhorro town council this afternoon.
Mfasingabo contested as an independent after losing the NRM primaries. Other candidates in the race include the Ann Nasaka from the National Unity Platform-NUP who polled 2,209 votes and independent, Eliot Besimaki who managed 1057 votes.