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Court Summons Kabale RDC over LCI Chairman Shooting

On July 21st 2018, Venansio Byamukama, the former Nyakahita village Council chairperson in Buhara Sub County, Kabale district was shot by Kanyankole while at a campaign rally at Kafunjo Health Centre II.
22 Mar 2019 10:23
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Kabale High Court has summoned Darius Nandiinda, the Kabale Resident District Commissioner to file a defence following the shooting of a former village chairman.

Nandiinda and his bodyguard Vanansio Kanyankole were summoned by Didas Muhumuza, the Kabale High Court Registrar.

The summons are under civil suit number 004 of 2019 and dated March 7th 2019. Nandiinda says that he received the summons on Monday. Nandiinda says that their lawyers are handling the matter.

On July 21st 2018, Venansio Byamukama, the former Nyakahita village Council chairperson in Buhara Sub County, Kabale district was shot by Kanyankole while at a campaign rally at Kafunjo Health Centre II.

Nandiinda was campaigning for Annet Kabagambe, the National Resistance Movement party candidate for the Buhara Sub County LC V councillor’s seat. Confusion broke out at the rally when Nandiinda with backing from the Buhara Sub County LC 3 Chairperson, Joseph Baryamujura asked voters to reject Olivia Mbabazi for supporting 'rebel' MP Wilfred Niwagaba in the 2016 polls.

This didn't go down well with Byamukama who openly vowed not to vote for Kabagambe.

Nandinda reportedly ordered Kanyankole to throw Byamukama out of the meeting for defying directives from government officials.

Kanyankole forced Byamukama out of the rally and released a bullet in the process, which hit his left leg. Nandiinda and Kanyankole grabbed Byamukama removed his shirt and assaulted him for supporting Mbabazi, an Independent candidate.

He was later rushed to Kabale Regional Referral Hospital where he referred to Mbarara Regional Referral Hospital, a day later for further management.

Police also declined to record Byamukama’s statement about the incident.

Byamukama through his lawyer, Wilfred Niwagaba of M/S Niwagaba Advocates and Solicitors, sued Nandiinda, Kanyankole and Attorney general demanding for 500 million shillings in special and exemplary damages.

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