The shooting occurred at 3 am when unidentified suspects broke into the home of Joseph Masiga and Pallorin Kansiime. Preliminary findings indicate when the neighbours heard the houses being broken into, they raised an alarm which attracted a soldier who was guarding at a nearby house.
Records at the Criminal Investigations Directorate indicate that the only information available about the murder are ballistic analysis report, the Scene Of Crime report, mobile phone analysis, call print outs and seven witness statements, all of them different in the description of the gunmen and the shooting.
Initial reports indicated that there was an explosion outside one of the buildings before gunshots filled the air at around 3 p.m. Several people have been posting on social media indicating that they are holed up in buildings adjacent to Dusit Hotel.
Lydia Tumushabe, the Rwenzori Region Police Spokesperson, says Tumuhimbise is wanted for shooting Sergeant Kenneth Mugisha, a soldier attached to Muhoti Barracks, Vincent Tuhaise and Kenneth Tafuga, both residents of Kyamukerege.
In an application he filed this morning, Rwakafuzi says Kateregga was assassinated in cold blood by members of the Uganda Peoples Defence Forces UPDF, something that make it necessary for an inquest to be conducted as provided for in the Inquest Act of 1935.
Following the shooting, president Museveni personally dashed to the crime scene. Museveni who arrived at the scene at around 11:50pm dressed in a cream jacket and his trademark hat signaled to residents who were watching from a safe distance to converge.
Police spokesperson, Emilian Kayima could neither deny nor confirm the lack of rubber bullets. He however, said the use of live bullets is not about what is in the armory but rather the intelligence at hand.
The deceased whose identity is yet to be confirmed was shot dead as police officers and military personnel fired bullets and tear gas to disperse crowds that had gathered to protest of the continued detention Robert Kyagulanyi, the Kyadondo East MP.
Charles Gimadu, the LCI chairperson Mayiyi village in Bumugibole Sub County, says the shooting has triggered tension between the community and UWA rangers. He however, says no meeting has been convened to diffuse the tension regarding the use of the National Park by residents.
The process includes the reopening of the file, reassessing the scene of the crime and tracing any possible witnesses to the shooting that occurred more than 15 months ago. Kaweesi was gunned down together with his bodyguard Kenneth Erau and driver Godfrey Wambewo on March 17, 2017, a few meters from his home in Kulambiro, a suburb of Kampala.