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Kakiika Division NRM Chairperson Fears for His Life

According to Mugume, he received information from his friend over the weekend indicating that someone was looking for him. Mugume says that he convinced the person to meet him at Accacia hotel Mbarara on Sunday and alerted police leading to the arrest of Edward Kasibante.
Benon Mugume, the National Resistance Party Chairperson, and former chairperson LC3, Kakiika Division

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Benon Mugume, the Kakiika Division National Resistance Movement-NRM Party Chairperson in Mbarara district is living in fear for his life following several attempts on his life by unidentified men.

According to Mugume, he received information from his friend over the weekend indicating that someone was looking for him. Mugume says that he convinced the person to meet him at Accacia hotel Mbarara on Sunday and alerted police leading to the arrest of Edward Kasibante.

He explains that Kasibante has since confessed having made attempts to bump him off. According to Mugume, the incident comes at the backdrop of three previous cases of assault that were registered at Mbarara Central police vide E42/2015, Kidnap CRB 735/2016 and attempted murder SD 423/2016.  

 

He however, says that he withdrew the charges following the intervention of various leaders including the former Mbarara Resident District Commissioner, Mbarara Martha Asiimwe and mayor.  

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The arrest of arrest of Kasibante also led to the arrest of Godwin Africa, the Kakiika Cell Defense Secretary and and Pius Beigana, the former Kakiika Division councilor. Africa was picked from his home in Koranorya, Kakiika while Beigana was arrested from his workplace on Mackhansigh Street.

According to police sources, Kasibante claims that he was contracted from Kiboga District to bump off Mugume at Shillings 10M and was paid a deposit of Shillings 4.5m. Samson Kasasira, the Rwizi Region Police spokesperson, confirmed the arrest of the trio, saying investigations are ongoing. 

“Yes we have three people in our custody and we are compiling a file under SD 100/02/2020. We shall charge them with conspiracy to commit a felony,” he said.  

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