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Suspected Smuggler Shot Dead in Busia

Wanjala was reportedly shot dead on Sunday night while attempting to resist arrest at Bubango village along Busia-Jinja High way in Bulumbi Sub County. He was accused of smuggling two cartons of baking flour from neighboring Kenya.

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The Uganda Revenue Authority - URA enforcement officers have shot dead a suspected smuggler in Busia District. The deceased has been identified as Martin Wanjala, a 22-year-old resident of Buswiriri village, Kapyanga Sub County.

Wanjala was reportedly shot dead on Sunday night while attempting to resist arrest at Bubango village along Busia-Jinja High way in Bulumbi Sub County. He was accused of smuggling two cartons of baking flour from neighboring Kenya.

Ismael Wesonga, the LCIII Chairperson Bulumbi sub-county says that the actions of the soldiers were uncalled for. He appealed to relevant authorities to intervene so that URA can avail justice to the family of the deceased.

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Ian Rumanyika, the URA Spokesperson condemned the act of the soldiers. He said that they will meet all the funeral expenses and ensure they avail justice.

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Didas Byaruhanga, the Busia District Police Commander says that investigations into the incident have started.

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