Police kill suspected mastermind of post-election violence

Published by Théophile Niyitegeka
On 27 October 2016 saa 01:30
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Police in Bundibugyo have shot dead a man suspected to be behind training and performing rituals on youth that engaged government forces in the recent post-election tribal-related violence.

Police in Bundibugyo have shot dead a man suspected to be behind training and performing rituals on youth that engaged government forces in the recent post-election tribal-related violence in the district.

Between February and March, at least 40 people were killed in the region, property destroyed and hundreds of people displaced following the violence in the Rwenzori sub-region.

The district police commander, Mr Martin Tukahebwa, on Tuesday said police shot and killed Amanya Bukapa Muhindo who has been on the Force’s wanted list of criminals as the ring leader of the youth called “Bakirumira-Mutima”. He said the group fueled and participated in the post-election violence in Bundibugyo.

Mr Tukahebwa said police have been following intelligence information to know his whereabouts until on Tuesday when they caught him while conducting a meeting at his home with a group of about seven youth.

“We recovered from his house lists of names of youth under his group with names of youths from the districts of Bundibugyo, Ntoroko, Kasese and Mubende,” he said.


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