Elly Maate, the Kigezi Region Police Spokesperson, says Police have teamed up with the army to hunt for the gunmen. He declined to reveal more details on the incident, saying it might jeopardize their investigations.
Tirwomwe at Bwindi Community Hospital
Unidentified gunmen have shot and injured a taxi driver in Kanungu district. 32-year-old Amon Tirwomwe alias Kadogo was shot by the gunmen at Ncwera Bridge along Ishasha- Katunguru road at around 6:30am this morning.
Kadogo was driving with two passengers in an Ipsum vehicle registration number UAY 679P from Kihihi to Kasese district when three unidentified men armed with a gun and machetes intercepted them. According to Police, the thugs ordered Tirwomwe and his passengers to surrender all their belongings before they opened fire and shot him on the forehead.
After their mission, the gunmen reportedly fled into Queen Elizabeth National Park with their victim's belonging including unspecified amount of money bags and mobile phones. The passengers were left unharmed. Joab Wabwire, the Kanungu District Police Commander, says Tirwomwe was rescued by another taxi driver who found him bleeding and rushed him to King David Clinic in Kihiihi Town.
He says the victim was later referred to Bwindi community hospital in Kanungu for further management. Elly Maate, the Kigezi Region Police Spokesperson, says Police have teamed up with the army to hunt for the gunmen. He declined to reveal more details on the incident, saying it might jeopardize their investigations.
Today's shooting comes a few weeks after Yowanasani Kyarisiima, a rice dealer was kidnapped by unidentified gunmen. Kyarisiima,a resident of Kabingo cell, Kihembe Parish, Kanyantorogo Sub County in Kanungu district was abducted by unidentified men and dragged into the Democratic Republic of Congo.
The abductors are demanding for a ransom of Shillings 25 million from his family before they can release him.