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Police launches an investigation into the attack on MP Mwijukye by land grabbers

Fred Enanga the country's police spokesperson addressing journalists

The territorial police in greater Bushenyi and Buhweju have kicked off an investigation into the alleged attack Hon. Francis Mwijukye, the area representative of Buhweju County by suspected land grabbers yesterday.

Speaking about the tragic incident today at their weekly security presser in Naguru, the police spokesperson Fred Enanga disclosed that the legislator was attacked and injured while responding to a land conflict yesterday at approximately 3:30pm at Nyakishana subcounty in Buhweju.

According to Enanga, the victim MP had been tipped off by a group of worshipers from Rwanyamabale farmers association, who attend church services from Rwanyamabale Catholic church. “They were claiming that the church was at risk of removal or demolition by one called Kamugisha Frank, a neighbour who allegedly fenced off part of the land and also claimed he had right of that piece of land.” Said Enanga

A photo of Hon. Francis Mwijukye terribly injured by the armed group

He additionally disclosed that, while the legislator was on his way to the said piece of land, he met resistance from an armed group of individuals with sticks purportedly working with Francis Kamugisha, who confronted him and fight ensued hence being hit on the head and sustaining serious injuries.

“this is a matter that we’re aggressively investigating. We want to let the public know that our legislators show the responsibility of parliament, therefore attacking them tantamounts to striking the core of our democracy. We are going to put alot of effort in this investigation because we don’t encourage such acts of impunity within the community.” Said the police spokesperson



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