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Minister Kasirivu Survives Death

Speaking to Uganda Radio network in a telephone interview this morning, Kasirivu said he survived by God's Grace, saying the attack could be political motivated. He told URN that he has already filed a case at Kakumiro police station.
Dr. Baltazah Kasirivu Atwooki, the Minister of State for the Vice Presidency has survived death after being waylaid by armed thugs. The incident occurred around 1 am in the wee hours of Wednesday morning at Kikora village in Nalweyo Sub County in Kakumiro district.

Kasirivu, who represents who represents Bugangaizi West in parliament was returning home with his driver from a talk show on Emambya FM when the thugs waylaid them. The thugs fired several bullets at Kasiriv’s official vehicle registration number UG 2528C he driver managed to get away.

Speaking to Uganda Radio network in a telephone interview this morning, Kasirivu said he survived by God's Grace, saying the attack could be political motivated. He told URN that he has already filed a case at Kakumiro police station.

Julius Hakiza, the Albertine Region police spokesperson has confirmed the incident, saying they have commenced investigations into the attack. Kasirivu, who is defending his seat as an independent candidate is facing competition from the National Resistance Movement-NRM candidate, Fred Byamukama and Annet Kusingura, an independent.

More details to follow.

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