4 Rukungiri Fishermen Missing

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Martini Mutungi, a fisherman says the four men went out fishing on Lake Edward in Queen Elizabeth National park on Friday but they didnt return.

Four fishermen in Rukungiri District have gone missing.  They are Julius Tindiwengi and Bernard Byaruhanga, both residents of Nyakabungo cell and Yosia Oworinawe and Jackson Nyesigire from Kafunjo cell.




 
Martini Mutungi, a fisherman says the four men went out fishing on Lake Edward in Queen Elizabeth National park on Friday but they didn't return. Efforts by their relatives to trace them or find their bodies haven't yielded results.



 
Ely Matte, The Kigezi Regional Police Spokesperson says Police joined the search for the missing persons on Saturday after their relatives filed a report but they only only managed to recover a machete belonging to one of the missing persons.

 
 
Matte says the four could have been devoured by game animals if they ventured deep into the park at night. He however, says they will continue hunting for the missing persons until they find clues on their whereabouts.

 
 
Meanwhile Police in Kabale are hunting for two missing minors. Five-year-old Harriet Munezero and her five months old sibling Furaha Mucunguzi are said have been stolen from their parent's home in Murambo village in  Buranga parish of Kamugangizi sub county.
 

 
Devita Mukamuganga says her children went missing when she left them home to go and attend to her garden. She suspects one of her neighbors she identifies as Genesta Tayebwa to be behind the disappearance of her children.
 
 
 
According to Mukamuganga, Tayebwa one time approached her to allow her to travel with her children to Kampala but she turned down the request. Tayebwa has since disappeared from the village.
 
 
 
Ely Matte, The Kigezi Regional Police Spokesperson says they have started investigating the disappearing of the children. According to Matte, once the suspect is apprehended she will be charged with child trafficking.

 

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For Anthony Kushaba, journalism is not just a job; it is a calling. Kushaba believes journalism is one of the few platforms where the views of the oppressed and margainalised can be heard. This is what his journalism aims to do: bring to light untold stories.

Kushaba is the Mbarara region URN bureau chief. Mitooma, Ntungamo, Bushenyi, Sheema, Isingiro, and Kiruhura districts fall under his docket. Kushaba has been a URN staff member since 2012.

Kushaba is a journalism graduate from Uganda Christian University Study Centre at Bishop Barham College in Kabale. Before joining URN, Kushaba worked with Voice of Kigezi (2008), Bushenyi FM (2010) and later on to Voice of Muhabura.

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