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Bukomansimbi Businessman Admitted in Critical Condition After Machete Attack

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According to Namukwaya, one of the two men armed with machetes suddenly started hacking Mugera while she yelled for help. The assailants warned to kill her if she continued to shout. She explains that the attack took less than a minute leaving Mugera in a pool of blood.
The hole the assailant use to gain access to Mugera

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A prominent businessman in Bukomansimbi district is battling for his life after surviving a machete attack. Unidentified assailants attacked Hassan Mugera, 32, a resident of Kyetume village in Butayunja parish, Kikibinge sub-county around 3:30 am on Wednesday morning.

The assailants attacked the wholesale trader in Kyetume in the presence of his wife, Oliva Namukwaya who miraculously survived unharmed. The assailants dug a hole through the wall of Mugera’s garage to access the bedroom he was sleeping with his wife.

According to Namukwaya, one of the two men armed with machetes hacked Mugera under her watch and threatened to kill her if she attempted to sound an alarm. They left him with deep cuts on his head, legs and other body parts.

Muhammad Nsubuga, the Masaka Region Police spokesperson says that Namukwaya called her neighbours shortly after the incident and notified the police.

He says that James Abongo, the Officer in Charge of Misanvu Police Station rushed to the scene and found Mugera still breathing.

He says that the OC together with his team immediately rushed the businessman to Villa Maria hospital in Kalungu district for attention.

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Police have recorded a case of attempted murder as they pursue the suspects. According to Nsubuga, they are following all the necessary clues to arrest the suspects in the matter.

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He says that Namukwaya has also recorded a statement at Bukomansimbi police station, which has commenced investigations.

Nsubuga has appealed to residents with information about the incident to come out, adding that their identities will be treated with maximum discretion. Medical workers at Villa Maria hospital say that they operated on the patient and he is slowly regaining his consciousness.

This is the same way unknown people entered the house of Pastor Stephen Mugambe of Kyebe Pentecostal Church, hacked him, his wife Noelina Nalinya, and seven other family members in Kyotera.

The gruesome incident happened on January 13, 2013, at Mutegombwa village in Kanabulemu parish, Kyebe sub-county. Until now, the mystery remains unsolved since several suspects were arrested and later released.

Only one suspect Asuman Muddu pleaded guilty to the crime and was jailed for life.

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