According to the Rwenzori West Police Spokesperson, Vincent Twesige, Rayan Kaahwa aged 29, was shot from his mobile money shop in Futi Butangwa cell, Butebe Ward, North Division Fort Portal City.
Rayan Kaahwa (RIP)
robbers have shot dead a mobile money agent in Fort Portal Tourism City. The
Rwenzori West Regional Police Spokesperson, Vincent Twesige, says the gunmen
shot dead 29-year-old Rayan Kaahwa at his mobile money shop in Futi Butangwa
cell, Butebe Ward in North Division.
Twesige says the incident happened around 9:30 pm on Wednesday night when two
men claiming to be customers approached the deceased and requested to withdraw Shillings
1.2 million. According to preliminary police findings, the gunmen shots Kaahwa
in the shoulders and he fell down as he started initiating the withdraw.
Martin Ayebale, an eyewitness who reported the incident to
police, says that the robbers asked him to keep quiet or they shoot him too. “After warning him, the second thug opened the
deceased's drawer and grabbed the cash (amount yet to be established)
before the two took off on foot and disappeared in the neighbourhood,” says
Twesige in a statement.
Twesige says by the time neighbours went to the scene, the thugs had already
disappeared and it is at that time that the police rushed to the scene. The regional
police spokesperson says two male suspects were arrested to assist in
investigations because they had appeared around the scene a few minutes before
the incident and had just hired a room in the same building.
According to family sources, Kaahwa was first rushed to
Virika Hospital in Fort Portal where he was pronounced dead on arrival. His
body is now at Fort Portal Regional Referral Hospital awaiting postmortem as
police investigations continue.
On Saturday, unknown gunmen also killed
one person and injured two others critically in Kibiito Sub County, Bunyangabu
District as they robbed a mobile money agent. Three armed robbers attacked Robert Nyakaana, a
mobile money agent and started beating him demanding money. They shot
him in the leg before they made off with Shillings 300,000 and mobile phones
worth Shillings 3.5 million.
Bureau Chief, Tooro Sub-Region