David Kalungi says that the thugs struck as he was planning to close the shop because of the COVID-19 restrictions. Kalungi, who also doubles the Luwero District Production Secretary, explains that the robbers fired several live bullets in the air to scare residents who run into their houses thinking it was police enforcing the nighttime curfew.
Otim a medical officer was an employee of JHPIEGO an international, non-profit health organization affiliated with The Johns Hopkins University dedicated to improving the health of women and families. He met his death in an ambush just at the border between Napak, Koitdo and Abim districts.
Hassan Mwebembezi, a relative to the couple, says Kenkoonzi died due to excessive bleeding despite efforts by doctors to save her life. The late Kenkoonzi was rushed to Mbarara Regional Referral Hospital on Tuesday night together with her husband, Francis Aryarugamu after being shot by unidentified thugs.
According to an eye witness, unidentified gunmen shot the couple at around 8:40pm while walking to their home in Mwanjari trading center shortly after closing their Soda Depot in Kabale Central Market.
Ely Maate, the Kigezi Region Police Spokesperson, says Mugabes family negotiated with the kidnappers to reduce the ransom money from USD 20,000 and settled for USD 7500. He says Mugabes family sent the money prompting his kidnappers to escort him to Ishasha border in the wee hours of Tuesday morning where they set him free.
Yoanasani Kyariisima, a resident of Kabingo cell in Kanyantorogo Sub County was released by his kidnappers in the wee hours of Monday morning following the payment of a ransom of Shillings 4.2 million by his family to the kidnappers.
Dominique Ngirabanzi a resident of Kidakama Village in Muramba sub county-Ngirabanzi was shot by two gunmen at around 7:30am this morning while opening his shop in Kisoro Market. The gunmen fled off into hiding as residents converged to see what was happening when they heard the gunshots.