Unknown Assailants Kill one, Injure Another in Rakai

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He says that they found Kagolo in critical conditions while his wife Cissy Nakalawa was already dead due to the deep cuts on her head and neck.

Unknown assailants have again raided Rakai district, killing one person and injuring another seriously. The incident occurred on Friday night in Kilangila village in Kagamba Sub County in Rakai. The deceased has been identified as Cissy Nakalawa, while the injured is Sande Kagolo Mayembe, the chairperson of Kagamba Sub County Traditional Healers Association. John Ssendagi, the defense secretary Kalangila village says that the assailants drilled a hole in the wall of the victim’s house which they used to gain entry and hack their victims. 

He says that they found Kagolo in critical conditions while his wifeCissy Nakalawawas already dead due to the deep cuts on her head and neck.  Kagolo is battling for his life at Kalisizo Hospital where he was rushed in critical condition. He sustained deep cuts on the head, hands and legs. Rose Nabakooza, the Rakai district Criminal Investigations officer says that a team of detectives has been dispatched to the crime scene to ascertain what happened. 

The murder of Nakalawa brings to 16, the number of people killed by unidentified assailants in Rakai under similar circumstance since the beginning of this year. In January, unidentified assailants hacked  Pastor Steven Mugamba to death together with eight members of his family. Last month, PresidentYoweri Museveni ordered heavy police deployment in the district and pledged to arrest the masterminds of the murders. However, no suspect has been arrested in connection to the murder. 


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Edward Bindhe
Bindhe prides himself on being a part of the society he writes about. He believes there is no way a journalist can understand his society unless it considers him a part of it. This is why he is dedicated to investigating the challenges of the "little person."

Bindhe says, "My work reflects the Uganda Radio Network unique approach to news." Not many Ugandan journalists would consider or even notice the re-emergence of Water Hyacinth on a lake. Bindhe does.

Truant children will attract Bindhe's attention until he gets to the bottom of their truancy: poverty and the need to work to earn bread for their families. These are the kinds of stories Bindhe is often after.

Edward Bindhe is the Masaka URN bureau chief. Rakai, Lwengo, Lyantonde, Kalangala, Mpigi, Kalungu, Bukomansimbi and Sembabule districts fall under his docket. He has been a URN staff member since 2009.

A Mass Communication graduate from Uganda Christian University, Bindhe started practising journalism in 2008 as a reporter for Radio Buddu in Masaka district.