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Kabale Northern Division LCIII Chairperson on Spot over Assaulting Rival's Agent

Mucunguzi is alleged to have assaulted Francis Byaruhanga alias Bafana, a resident of Nyakairima village, lower Bugongi ward, Northern division, Kabale municipality on Sunday.
Francis Byaruhanga, (victim) showing part of the swollen body

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Isaac Mucunguzi Rushoga, the independent Northern Division LCIII candidate in Kabale municipality is on spot for allegedly assaulting a campaign agent of his opponent.

Mucunguzi is alleged to have assaulted Francis Byaruhanga alias Bafana, a resident of Nyakairima village, Northern division, Kabale municipality on Sunday.

 Byaruhanga, says that while walking in Kabale town, Mucunguzi jumped out of his vehicle armed with a stick and grabbed him on the neck. Byaruhanga says that Mucungizi demanded an explanation why he always carries posters of Patrick Tushabomwe, his rival and the National Resistance Movement (NRM) flag-bearer.

Byaruhanga says that Mucunguzi beat him on the stomach and back until he fell on the ground unconscious. Byaruhanga says that Mucungizi had prior threatened to harm him.

Byaruhanga says that he has already opened the case against Mucunguzi at Rwakaraba police post.

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Cue out: …nka omuntu.”//

Brian Ampeire, Kabale District Police Commander says that he is not yet aware of the matter. He promised to follow it up. 

When contacted, Mucungizi says that Byaruhanga invaded his home in upper Bugongi ward, northern division carrying and chanting songs of his opponent Tushabomwe.

Rushoga says that Byaruhanga who was alleges that he was under the influence of alcohol declined to cooperate and instead started fighting when he was ordered to vacate.

Mucunguzi who is also the incumbent Northern LCIII chairman contested as an independent candidate, after losing to Tushabomwe in the National Resistance Movement (NRM) party primaries last year.

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