80 remanded over Bundibugyo election violence


After the February 24th LC5 elections, there were clashes resulting from dissatisfaction by some candidates and their supporters.

The violence started in Busengerwa village of Busaru sub county where one person  was shot dead by a former UPDF guide, called Museveni Bonifance, alias Bhangi, which led to retaliatory attacks in Busaru, Ngamba and Kirumya sub counties, leaving 15 Civilians dead and 04 others injured, 139 houses were also set ablaze.

Following the incidents, 80 suspects were charged with murder in the high court sitting in Fort Portal on 11th March 2016 and subsequently remanded.

Bhangi, the killer that started it all was arrested last night in Busaru sub County, Bundibugyo District.

The hunt for other suspects, and the investigations continue.

In a statement, Inspector General of Police Kale Kayihura, has commended the joint security forces for acting swiftly and preventing the violence from spreading and ensuring security in Bundibugyo District.

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