Crime & Investigation

Kasese Shooting was in Retaliation to Previous Attack on UPDF – Source

Four People were yesterday gunned down by police and the UPDF

Fred Yiga, salve Uganda’s Assistant Inspector General of Police will leave the United Nations Mission in South Sudan(UNMISS) after nearly ten years of service as UNMISS police Commissioner.

Yiga first worked with United National Development Program (UNDP) as the Technical Advisor for South Sudan’s Interior Minister and Inspector General of Police from June 2006 to May 2012.

He was appointed first UN police Commissioner in the independent South Sudan in 2012.

“I’m going home without any incident on me. Not a single incident whether through hatred or dislike, nothing like that, I have had a smooth role in this country,” Yiga told reporters yesterday in Juba.

“The government, the Minister, the people of South Sudan, UN and the IGP allowed me to do my job. So I take this opportunity to thank them and I also thank my country for giving me the chance,” he added.

Yiya will be replaced by Bruce Munyambo, a senior Rwandan Police officer who will take his new role next Monday.

Fred Munyambo

Fred Munyambo

In a related development, the UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon is expected to land in Juba (11.30, local time) where he will visit Protection of Civilian (POC) sites hosting thousands of internally Displaced persons in UN bases and hold talks with President Salva Kiir Mayardit.

Ban is visiting the country for the second time since he was appointed the UN chief.
More details have emerged on Friday afternoon’s shootings in Kasese district in which four people were killed while charging at police officers.

A source inside police in the Rwenzori region has informed us that the exchange that resulted in the shooting capture on tape by media; was in retaliation of a previous attack by civilians on a military vehicle.

Police together with the Uganda Peoples Defense Forces officers yesterday shot dead four people who were reportedly trying to grab guns from them.

The four have been identified as Nason Sagini, order Isaleri Kake, patient James Wayakwa and Musale Bwambale Kiremberwa, all residents of Buhuhira Sub County.

These according to the Rwenzori East Regional Police Commander Bob Kagarura, had tried to snatch a machine gun from one of the officers on patrol.  An officer only identified as Thembo was injured with a machete in the scuffle.

Chimpreports understands that the armed officers marched into Kisenyi trading center, looking for a group of 20 people who had orchestrated another attack on a UPDF army patrol vehicle in Kikonzo cell, Hima Town Council, Kabarole District on Thursday.

“These were armed with pangas, knives and spears. Soldiers fired gunshots to prevent the group from seizing the vehicle and the weapons. Two of the attackers were shot dead in a scuffle that left four soldiers injured,” revealed the source.

During the night on the same day, another group according to our source, sneaked into the barracks and stabbed four officers.

Police believes that those who were shot dead yesterday are all members of the Rwenzururu Kingdom royal guards that protect Kingdom’s sites around Kasese town.

Witnesses say police accused these guards of conducting the Thursday attack on UPDF in Hima.

Police and the army have since heavily deployed and taken over Hima town. There are reports that the town is deserted and schools closed.


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