Tension Escalates As Fifth Person Killed In Luweero

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A postmortem report from Kasana Health Center IV shows that the deceased had a broken neck. Reports from residents and preliminary police investigations show that Mukasanga’s assailants made off with her television set, radio and unspecified property.

Another person has been killed in Luweero, bringing to five the number of people killed within a space of one week in the district. The latest victim of the mystery murders is Rachael Mukasanga, a proprietor of a pub and resident of Galuweero zone in Luweero town council. Mukasanga’s lifeless body was discovered on Thursday afternoon inside her pub.

Residents became suspicious after realizing that Mukasanga had failed to open the pub, where she has also been staying. A postmortem report from Kasana Health Center IV shows that the deceased had a broken neck. Reports from residents and preliminary police investigations show that Mukasanga’s assailants made off with her television set, radio and unspecified property.
 
Charles Ssebyala, the Luweero town council LC 3 Chairperson says the murder of Mukasanga has raised the tension amongst residents. He says despite the fact that, Police has increased patrol; the killers still beat the surveillance.

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Residents are equally frightened by the incident and are calling for more reinforcement in the district to trace for the killers.
 
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Godfrey Ninsiima, the Luweero District Police Commander says police is still investigating the murders. He also believes the murders are not connected.
 
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The other victims of the murders are Anent Nakaye and her son Joshua Kato, both residents of Nakasero zone in Wobulenzi town council, Denis Ssesanga and Dick Lubega, both residents of Luweero town council. Two others victims of the attackers survived with injuries.
 

 

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Brian Luwaga
Since Brian Luwaga joined Uganda Radio Network in 2011, he is still amazed how, "URN is a place that gives journalists a chance to enhance their skills . It gives a journalist an opportunity to adopt and master various aspects of journalism that include radio broadcast, social media, photography and television production."

A practicing journalist since 2009, first with Star FM, Luwaga has always been keen to write about the concerns of the "common person." Based for much of his career in Luweero, Luwaga takes it as a compliment if politicians complain that his reporting is too harsh.

In his journalism, Luwaga likes to merge the past with the present. He believes you cannot understand what is happening now, if you do not have a grounding in the past. Brian Luwaga is the Luweero URN bureau chief. Nakasongola, Nakaseke, Mityana, Mubende and Wakiso districts fall under his docket.

Luwaga is interested in humanitarian work and is a keen Rotarian.