CCTV footage shows hitman shooting at Pastor Bugingo’s vehicle

shooting at Pastor Bugingo’s vehicle

Kampala, Uganda | By Michael Wandati | The Uganda Police Force has obtained CCTV footage revealing the assassin responsible for shooting at Pastor Aloysius Bugingo’s vehicle on January 2 in Namungoona, a Kampala suburb, resulting in the tragic death of his bodyguard, Richard Muhumuza.

As per the footage analysis, a figure clad in a black jacket and white shoes is seen shooting towards Pastor Bugingo’s vehicle. The assailant seemed to target the co-driver’s seat, possibly under the assumption that Bugingo, as the principal figure, occupied that position.

“The CCTV footage captured the lone gunman in action,” said a security source who preferred anonymity to avoid jeopardising ongoing investigations.

“After firing several bullets, the gunman quickly hid his pistol before fleeing from the crime scene,” the source added.

The CCTV footage also captures the moment the gunman vanishes into the cover of darkness, creating a scene of chaos as bystanders scatter to evade the gunfire.

When questioned about the identification of the assailant, a senior official revealed that the footage is not sufficiently clear; it exhibits graininess and low quality, complicating the process.

Pastor Aloysius Bugingo

In response to the challenging visuals, the police announced a bounty of Shs 20 million on Monday, encouraging individuals with information leading to the apprehension of the gunman and the recovery of the weapon. Notably, the suspect’s photo has not been shared.

Fred Enanga, the police spokesperson, affirmed the commencement of a meticulous investigation by the dedicated team at the Special Investigations Division.

Fred Enanga stated, “We’ve gathered witness statements, obtained relevant reports, accessed CCTV footage from both public and private cameras, and secured forensic and ballistic reports for evaluation.”

Gen. Muhoozi Kainerugaba, Senior Presidential Advisor in Charge of Special Operations, echoed the urgency for law enforcement agencies to swiftly investigate and bring the criminals to justice.

Expressing concern, Gen. Muhoozi questioned the identity of the perpetrators, pondering whether it could be the ADF or another elusive group, emphasizing the need for answers on the X platform on Wednesday, January 3, 2024.

“Who are these criminals? Is it the ADF or some other shadowy group? We need answers to these questions,” Gen. Muhoozi wondered.

Who is Pastor Aloysius Bugingo?

In the bustling suburbs of Kampala, Uganda, Pastor Aloysius Bugingo stands as a prominent figure, recognized for his dynamic leadership of the House of Prayer Ministries International (HPMI).

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Pastor Aloysius Bugingo

Born in 1973 born in Masaka and grew up with his maternal grandparents who took care of him after his mother left to live in Rwanda, with his Rwandan father, Bugingo’s journey has been marked by religious fervor, controversies, and social initiatives.

Pastor Aloysius Bugingo, raised in a Christian family, responded to a higher calling, founding the House of Prayer Ministries International. The charismatic Christian church, situated in Makerere, Kikoni in Kampala has garnered attention for its vibrant worship services and a rapidly growing congregation.

Pastor Bugingo’s preaching style

Pastor Bugingo’s sermons, characterized by their dynamic and practical approach, emphasize faith, prosperity, and everyday life. His captivating preaching style has drawn a diverse following, contributing to the widespread appeal of HPMI.

Pastor Bugingo’s controversies

Pastor Bugingo has not been immune to controversies, with public statements and actions, particularly regarding his marriage and divorce, sparking both support and criticism. These incidents have ignited discussions within the community and beyond.

One notable controversy involved Pastor Bugingo’s public statements related to his divorce from his wife, Teddy Bugingo. The divorce proceedings garnered media attention, and Pastor Bugingo made statements that not only addressed personal matters but also delved into broader societal and political issues.

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Pastor Bugingo’s political controversies primarily revolve around his public statements and involvement in political matters. He has been known to express strong opinions on political issues, occasionally making remarks that attract attention and stir debates.

Media presence

Utilizing various media platforms, including radio and television, Pastor Bugingo has extended the reach of his teachings. His messages have resonated with audiences beyond the physical confines of the church, playing a role in the expansion of his ministry.

Social initiatives

Beyond his religious activities, Bugingo has engaged in social initiatives through HPMI. The church has actively participated in community outreach programs, extending assistance to the less fortunate and undertaking philanthropic efforts.