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Two Killed, Three Injured in Bunyangabu Clashes

The clashes were triggered by the death of one Matayo Wulimbwa Mutsunga, a resident of Kyoho II village in Kasese district, who was attacked by unknown people on Monday evening. Eyewitnesses, who preferred anonymity, told URN that Mutsunga was accused of participating in cattle thefts in Kabonero Sub County.
Police addressing the Kabonero Sub County residents after the murders.

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Two people have been killed and three others injured during clashes in Kabero Sub County, Bunyangabu district. 

The clashes were triggered by the death of one Matayo Wulimbwa Mutsunga, a resident of Kyoho II village in Kasese district, who was attacked by unknown people on Monday evening. Eyewitnesses, who preferred anonymity, told URN that Mutsunga was accused of participating in cattle thefts in Kabonero Sub County.  

Robert Tugume, the LC I Chairperson of Nyamba B village narrates that he responded to an alarm by residents, but found that Mutsunga had already been killed. A group of furious people were also trying to burn his motorcycle.

//Cue in; “Then hakumaliirra abowaabu…  

Cue out… mu mortunay Buhinga.”//    

Kasogi - Rwimi village Chairperson Godfrey Amanyire says that in the aftermath of the attack, people believed to be relatives of the deceased mobilised to avenge his death and attacked a group of people who were found in the area. Three people were severely injured, one killed on the spot and another identified as Robert Kasangaki died before reaching the hospital.

//Cue in; “Obutugenzere kuseruliriza…  

Cue out… aho nuho aferiire.”//  

On Tuesday, while addressing the residents at Kasogi - Rwimi trading centre, Rogers Kapere, the Bunyangabu District Police Commander condemned the heinous acts and said that police will leave no stone unturned in its search for the perpetrators of such violence. 

However, Robert Tugume and several residents believe the attacks could have been a result of persistent fights between the Batooro and Bakonzo. 

Bunyangabu Resident District Commissioner – RDC Jane Muhindo Asiimwe says that she is going to embark on a campaign to reunite the two tribes and ensure that a similar event never happens again.