Ndiga clan leader Bbosa shot dead, gunmen lynched by angry mob

Ndiga clan leader Bbosa shot dead, gunmen lynched by angry mob
The crime scene where Daniel Bbosa Lwomwa was shot by unknown assailants on February 25. 2024.

Kampala, Uganda | By Michael Wandati | Gunmen, whose identities remain unknown, faced public retribution after fatally shooting Daniel Bbosa, the leader of the Ndiga (sheep) clan in Buganda, on Sunday 25, February 2024 afternoon. The tragic incident occurred near his residence in Lungujja parish, Lubaga Division, Kampala.

The Buganda Kingdom website and various social media platforms shared images of Bbosa in his vehicle with registration number UAH 637X at the time of the attack.

Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Patrick Onyango, the spokesperson for the Kampala police, confirmed the shooting and subsequent events.

SSP Onyango stated, “True the clan head was shot and killed. Mob chased the two assailants and arrested them. They took the law into their hands and killed both of them. The gun and the motorcycle the assailants used were recovered.”

Law enforcement officers from the Old and Katwe policing divisions arrived at the scene, but their intervention was belated, as the perpetrators had already been lynched by the enraged crowd.

Despite the confirmation of the incident, the motive behind Ndiga clan leader Daniel Bbosa’s shooting remains unclear.

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This tragic event unfolded just four days after the release of the 2023 crime report by the Criminal Investigations Directorate (CID), revealing that 300 individuals had lost their lives to shootings.

The report highlighted the use of rifles in these crimes, with a single firearm implicated in at least 22 murders during the same year.

The Kampala metropolitan South region, encompassing Lungujja, recorded the highest number of shooting-related homicides in various parts of the city and its outskirts.