BUKOMANSIMBI – Mugerwa, 32 years and a resident of Kyetume village in Butayunja parish, Kikibinge sub-county is now battling for his life at Villa Maria hospital in Kalungu district after sustaining injuries from the unidentified assailants that attacked him around 3:30am on Wednesday.
The assailants attacked the wholesale trader in the presence of his wife, Oliva Namukwaya who miraculously survived unharmed.
According to Oliva Namukwaya, in an attack that took less than a minute, two men armed with machetes suddenly started hacking her husband Hassan Mugera a prominent businessman in Bukomansimbi district.
The assailants dug a hole through the wall of Mugera’s garage to access the bedroom and left him with deep cuts on his head, legs and other body parts. They warned to kill Namukwaya if she made an alarm.
Muhammad Nsubuga, the Masaka Region Police spokesperson says that Namukwaya called her neighbours shortly after the incident and notified the police which covered the scene and James Abongo, the Officer in Charge of Misanvu Police Station securing the scene and mobilizing first aid assistance for Mugerwa.
According to Nsubuga, Police is following all the necessary clues to arrest the suspects in the matter and that the culprits will be brought to book and charged of attempted murder among other cases.
Nsubuga has appealed to residents with information about the incident to come out, adding that their identities will be treated with maximum discretion.
Medical workers at Villa Maria hospital say that Mugerwa has received the medical attention that is required and he is slowly regaining his consciousness.
On January 13, 2013, unknown people entered the house of Pastor Stephen Mugambe of Kyebe Pentecostal Church at Mutegombwa village in Kanabulemu parish, Kyebe sub-county in Kyotera district, gruesomely hacked him, his wife Noelina Nalinya, and seven other family members and the mystery remains unsolved as only one suspect Asuman Muddu pleaded guilty to the crime and was jailed for life.
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