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Bukomansimbi Murders Suspect Killed in Kassanda Robbery

Ismail Musisi who has been on Police's wanted list of suspected brutal killers who were murdering people using machettes in Bukomansimbi district was on the weekend shot dead during a robbery at a plywood factory in Kassanda district.
Fred Enanga

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A man who was at the weekend shot dead during a robbery at a plywood factory in Kassanda district, was on police’s list of wanted people over Bukomansimbi machete robbery and killings. 

Ismail Musisi has been wanted for allegedly participating in violent machete robberies in Bukomansimbi district.

Musisi and 14 others raided Zian Dwomi factor in the early hours of Saturday morning. The group hacked to death a Probation Police Constable –PPC Ronald Amuko but the deceased’s colleagues put up a spirited fight and managed to kill one of the attackers.

Police Spokesperson, Fred Enanga, said they have since noticed that Musisi is one of the machete attackers that have severally terrorised locals in Bukomansimbi. Bukomansimbi has had a series of machete attacks from 2018 to June this year.

The most infamous attacks happened on New Year’s Day night in 2019 where at least 13 people were murdered by a gang that was allegedly headed by one Kiddawalime who was also lynched by locals.

From April this year up to June, more machete robberies were recorded in Bukomansimbi and some people survived with grievous injuries. Crime Intelligence, Criminal Investigations Directorate and Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence –CMI have a number of suspects who were yet to be arrested.

Enanga said after Musisi’s details have been gathered, covert and overt operations will continue to hunt for all the suspects. Security believes Musisi’s contemporaries with whom they raided the factory could be among those still needed for machete killings in Bukomansimbi and other districts in greater Masaka.

“The thug who was shot dead at Myanzi has been identified as Musisi Ismail," Enanga said. "He was one of the wanted people for machete incidents in Bukomansimbi. They have a group in Bukomansimbi and they call it Kangaroo.”

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A month ago, greater Masaka witnessed gruesome machete attacks that left close to 30 people killed majorly in Masaka City and Lwengo district. Over 20 people including two MPs Allan Ssewanyana of Makindye West and Muhammad Ssegirinya of Kawempe North were charged.

Crime Intelligence has since swung into action to trace all the 14 suspects that fled the scene after killing PPC Amuko and stealing unspecified amount of money. CI has so far recovered all the three guns the robbers had taken off with. In addition, police have arrested five workers of the factory who are suspected to have connived with the thugs to rob their employer.

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