Death Toll in Bundibugyo Attack Over 30 Top story

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More than 30 people have been killed in attack in Bundibugyo district. On Saturday evening at least 80 youths armed with machetes, spears and arrows attacked Bundibugyo town. The attackers stormed Bundibugyo town on Saturday evening

More than 30 people have been killed in attack in Bundibugyo district. On Saturday evening at least 80 youths armed with machetes, spears and arrows attacked Bundibugyo town.

According to Pius Mujuzi, the RDC Bundibugyo district, the youths attacked Bundibugyo police station and killed two police officers, among them, the OC station. They took away two guns.

They then went to Stanbic Bank, Bundibugyo branch, but they repulsed by police officers guarding the bank.  Five of the attackers were killed near the bank. The angry youths then went to Kikyo and Kirumya police post and stole three guns.

Armed with guns, the youths then went Kanyamirima Army Barracks. At the barracks, they engaged the army in a fight. Twenty five attackers were killed.

Mujuzi however refused to disclose if the army suffered any causalities. However a source in the UPDF in Bundibugyo district who preferred anonymity told Uganda Radio Network reporter that the death toll killed was at 43.

Mujuzi says that they are still establishing the motive of the attackers. The Bundibugyo attack happened simultaneously with that of Kasese where six people were killed. The incident Kasese incident happened Saturday evening at 4:00pm, when unknown men attacked KKCL police post and killed a policeman after they disarmed him.

The attackers then proceeded to Bigando village and attacked a UPDF Corporal Grace Namanya.

They locked Namanya and his three children in their house and burnt them to death. The attackers then went on a rampage and killed two people one of them identified as Muhindo. The other person couldn’t be identified.

According to Rwamijuma, he attributed the attacks to the tribal conflicts between the Bamba and the Bakonzo.

 

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Emmanuel Kajubu
Emmanuel Kajubu is proud to have been the first Ugandan journalist to write in depth pieces about the Tooro Kingdom institution. His knowledge of the inner workings of the Tooro Kingdom is what made him privy to the splits in the royal family. These splits almost challenged Tooro Omukama Oyo Nyimba Iguru's reign.

Culture, agriculture and the environment are just two areas of many of interest to Kajubu. As long as he has held a pen, Kajubu has also written about public policy, health and crime.

Kajubu is keen on impacting his society not just as a writer but also a trainer and mentor. Bundibugyo and Ntoroko districts fall under his docket. Kajubu has been a URN staff member since 2008.