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Muslim Cleric Shot Dead in Bugiri

Mutumba is reported to have been shot dead outside his home located in Busimba village in Iwemba sub county, on Friday night at around 9:45pm.
Unknown asasins have gunned down Sheikh Masoud Mutumba, the Imam of Iwemba mosque in Bugiri district.

Mutumba is reported to have been shot dead outside his home located in Busimba village in Iwemba sub county, on Friday night at around 9:45pm.

Shamil Byakika, the spokesperson of Busoga Muslim region says that preliminary reports indicate that the asasin came in like guests. 

“A family member has intimated to me that his father's asasin came in as a guest and shot at him as they walked through the compound," he says.

Busoga East police spokesperson James Mubi says that a team of detectives has been dispatched at the deceased's home to investigate circumstances surrounding his death.

"The deceased's home has been cordoned off as a scene of crime and a team of detectives is already on ground to investigate the matter," he says. 

He adds that, police has since employed temporary road blocks with an aim of tracking down suspects.