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MP Bitangaro's Political Assistant Survives Shooting :: Uganda Radionetwork
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MP Bitangaro's Political Assistant Survives Shooting

Sabiiti, who is also a political Assistant to Honorable Sam Bitangaro, the Bufumbira South Member of Parliament was shot by unknown gunmen at around 08:00pm while at the gate of his home Birembo cell, Rutare parish Chahi sub county Kisoro District.
A prominent businessman, Stephen Sabiiti Semitwe was last evening injured in a shooting in Kisoro town.

Sabiiti, who is also a political Assistant to Honorable Sam Bitangaro, the Bufumbira South Member of Parliament was shot by unknown gunmen at around 08:00pm while at the gate of his home Birembo cell, Rutare  parish  Chahi  sub county  Kisoro  District.

MP Bitangaro confirms to our reporter that, bullets left Sabiiti's both hands and face injured. Bitangaro says that by the time of the incident, the victim was returning home from Rwanda. After the incident the gun wielding men took off to unknown place.

Bitangaro says that the victim is admitted at Mutorere Hospital where he is receiving treatment. Elly Maate, the Police Spokesperson for Kigezi Region confirms the incident saying that security is doing everything possible to establish those that could be behind the incident.

The case is registered at Kisoro police station under file number CRB447/2017.

Erasmus Sanyu, the Chahi sub county chairperson says that this is the second time Semitwe is beingattacked. Sanyu says that last year the victim was attacked by knife wielding thugs at his home and was left seriously injured.

Kisoro has been experiencing several gun related incidents in the recent past. The latest attack was in the night of March 5, 2017 where a gang of robbers raided shops in Muko Trading Center, Nyabwishenya sub-county, Kisoro District and robbed several items.

The gang first put locals on gunpoint and ordered them to surrender their belongings. In December, 22, 2016, Innocent Mugisha, a prominent businessman in Kisoro town was gunned down by unknown assailants while at his home at Mulayini, Kamuremena cell, Kisoro Municipality. The gunmen also shot and injured one Steven Yumvirusaba in the leg.

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