Gen Muhoozi calls for speedy probe into Pastor Bugingo’s attempted murder

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FILE PHOTO: General Muhoozi Kainerugaba, the son of Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni looks on during his 48th birthday party in Entebbe, Uganda May 7, 2022. REUTERS/Abubaker Lubowa

Kampala, Uganda | By Michael Wandati | In response to the attempted murder of Pastor Alloysious Bugingo, Gen. Muhoozi Kainerugaba, the First Son, has called for speedy investigations.

The incident occurred on Tuesday night when unknown assailants fired at Pastor Bugingo’s vehicle, resulting in the death of his bodyguard, Muhumuza Richard, and causing minor shoulder injuries to the pastor.

Gen Muhoozi, via his official X platform on Wednesday, emphasized the need for swift action by law enforcement agencies.

“This is the second attack on our supporters in the last 8 months and no offender has been brought to book yet,” Gen. Muhoozi stated, expressing deep concern over the rising incidents of violence and the lack of closure in previous cases. He emphasized the need for a swift and thorough investigation to bring the perpetrators to justice.

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“Once again we urge the law enforcement agencies to quickly investigate and bring these criminals to justice. Who are these criminals? Is it ADF or some other shadowy group? We need answers to these questions,” Muhoozi’s post reads further.

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“The case of the cold-blooded murder of Isma Olaxess is still unresolved,” Gen. Muhoozi wrote.

Authorities are currently scrutinizing CCTV footage to identify the attackers who fled the scene on a motorcycle, according to police reports.

The motive behind the attack on Pastor Alloysious Bugingo is yet to be determined, and assurances have been given by authorities for ongoing updates as more information emerges.