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Bunyangabu Residents Flee Homes over Death Threats :: Uganda Radionetwork

Bunyangabu Residents Flee Homes over Death Threats

An anonymous letter that was dropped in Rwano Catholic church playground in Bunyamukongo village on Sunday.
10 Jul 2020 12:44
John Kyaligonza speaking to Kabonero residents.

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Residents of Bunyamukongo, Nyamba B and Kasogi villages in Kabonero Sub County, Bunyangabu district, have fled their homes for fear of being attacked by unknown people. 

This follows an anonymous letter that was dropped in Rwano Catholic Church playground in Bunyamukongo village on Sunday.  

In their letter, the authors threaten to kill several people who include Robert Tugume, the LC I chairperson of Nyamba B village; Sunday Robert; John Magezi and  a Uganda People’s Defense Forces – UPDF officer whose name was not indicated.   

The anonymous authors also indicate that they would destroy the properties of their targets.  

Tugume says that people who were engaged in clashes in the same area about two weeks ago could have authored the letter.   

Last month, unknown people attacked and killed Matayo Wulimbwa Mutsungu, a resident of Bwetsumbu Sub County in Kasese district, after accusing him of participating in livestock thefts in Kabonero.    

As a result, people who were thought to be his relatives from Kasese attempted to avenge his death and attacked residents of Kisogi. They killed one person and injured three others.   

Tugume says that he fled his home and he sleeps at an army detach in Kisogi Village, while his wife and children are sleeping at his mother in-law's house. 

“I don’t know why they want to kill me. But the good thing is that the person who picked the list tried to identify some people and he says they are from Kasese district,” Tugume says.   

Evanisi Kanweri, also a resident of Kabonero, says they are living in much fear and do not sleep in their homes because they suspect that the attackers will strike at any time.    

On Wednesday, the Kabonero LC III chairperson, John Kyaligonza, who also heads the security committee of the area, told the residents that police and the army are hunting for the people who dropped the letter.   

//Cue in: “Ntubasaba okutatwaarra amateeka…

Cue out… n’omu Bunyangabu district.”//

  Jane Muhindo Asiimwe, the Bunyangabu Resident District Commissioner, says that security personnel are alert to avert any crime.   

However, she also suspects that criminals could be crossing from Kasese to Kabonero since the two share a border.

//Cue in: “Baitu ekintu obumuraaba…  

Cue out… deep, kuli mubyaro.”//