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Six people have been killed in Kasese district following an attack. The incident happened on Saturday evening at 4:00pm. According to Rwamijuma, he attributed the attacks to the tribal conflicts between the Bamba and the Bakonzo.

Six people have been killed in Kasese district following an attack. The incident happened on Saturday evening at 4:00pm. According to the Nisiima Rwamijuma, the Rwenzori region Spokesperson, the unknown men attacked KCCL police post 10 kilometers from Kasese 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 a 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.

The attack in Kasese was carried out simultaneously with one in Bundibugyo town, where gunshots were started at 4:00pm, when unknown people attacked the town and started shooting indiscriminately.

According to Nisiima, unknown men attacked UBC radio station in Bundibugyo town accusing the management of broadcasting programms of the Bamba. The group attacked the radio station and disarmed the police officer on duty.

 

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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.