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Thugs on rampage! Landlord murdered as armed robbers shoot, rob Ntungamo shop of UGX4M

Police in Ntungamo district investigates circumstances under which a landlord was murdered (PHOTO/File)

NTUNGAMO – Police in Ntungamo are investigating two consecutive incidences in the district that happened on Monday evening of September 16, 2019.

One involved a Rubaare town businessman who is also the head of laity for Rubaare Archdeaconry Church of Uganda who was killed after being kidnapped from his rental premises.

In another incident, three armed robbers attacked KK traders’ wholesale and retail shop in central Ntungamo municipality shooting the shop owners before taking off with money.

The Ntungamo District Police Commander Mr Damian Katwesime confirmed the two incidences however ruling out any connection between the two.

According to Mr Katwesiime in the first incident Mr Enos Kabonera was allegedly kidnapped from his rentals in Rubaare town at around 7:30 pm by people he may have known basing on eyewitnesses who saw him talk to them before boarding the same vehicle, the culprits later strangled him inside the vehicle.

Kabonera’s body was recovered in Nyakisa Ntungamo Sub County on Tuesday morning of September 16, 2019.

Mr. Katwesiime says police has since arrested the person who earlier handed him money from the rentals who is currently at Rubaare Police Station to aid in investigations.

“We have one person in custody in connection to the murder. This is the person who has been collecting money from his rentals and he had earlier in the day handed him money from the premises,” Mr Katwesiime narrated.

Mr Kabonero has been one of the most prominent and richest businessmen in Rubaare town with at least 10 buildings and farms of cattle with over 20,000 herds. He has also been serving as the head of laity for the Rubaare archdeaconry church of Uganda South Ankole diocese.

In a separate incident, in Ntungamo municipality, three armed men attacked the KK traders shop managed by two twin brothers at around 8:30 pm, they ordered the customers who were in the shop to lay their heads down before taking charge of the shop.

One of the shop keepers escaped through the hind door while the other attempted to disarm the man inside the shop.

As he attempted to disarm the man another one-shot him in the arm and in the chest narrowly missing the heart by a few centimeters.

The robbers took all the money from the shop drawer according to Mr Kato amounting to over UGX 4 million.

Mr. Kakuru one of the shop owners was shot in the incident and is nursing wounds at Itojo hospital in Ntungamo district.

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