The deceased has been identified as Mark Semakuba, 89, a resident of Gatete Village, Kisoro District. John Ntabibazo, one of the eyewitnesses said that Semakuba had gone to the Sub County in expectation of payments for the month of February and March 2019.
The bar was hosting scores of sports fans who were watching a Champions League game between Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germaine PSG. In the company of Kenneth Nkurunziza, a Uganda Peoples Defense Forces UPDF soldier attached to 35 Battalion at Nyakabande, Okotto ordered for the immediate closure of the bar.
Kakiga accused Bizimana for secretly conniving with the former Kisoro Chief Administrative Officer, the late Wilson Tibugyenda in 2016 and signed a Memorandum of Understating with Kigezi Highland Tea Company Limited to lease a tea plantation belonging to the district for 30 years.
Residents use the 12.2-kilometer road to transport their agricultural produce from Nyarusiza Sub County to Kisoro town. The road is also used by tourists to Muhabuura Volcano and to Mgahinga Gorilla Park.
They say that although it is advisable that they wear photophobia glasses as a relief from light sensitivity the glasses are costly and inaccessible on the local market. Albinism as a condition is synonymous with low intolerance to light, a situation which often results into intense pain.
Abel Bizimana, the Kisoro District Chairperson, says although Museveni garnered overwhelming support in the district during the just concluded polls, voters have started losing trust in him due to unfulfilled pledges.