UWA accountant killed, Ugandan captured
Posted Wednesday, February 20 2013 at 02:00
The assailant attacked the cashier at Queen Elizabeth National Park and shot him after he refused to release the money.
An unknown assailant on Tuesday morning attacked Uganda Wild Life Authority (UWA) offices Ishasha Sector in Queen Elizabeth National Park in Kanungu District killing an accountant.
The deputy Resident District Commissioner Kanungu, Mr Juuko Kassita, said on Monday that Angel Kobusheshe, 36, was attacked at 10am and killed after he resisted surrendering the money to the assailant. He was attacked from offices located about 15 kilometers off Katooke gate on Katunguru- Ishasha Highway during a morning drizzle.
“An armed thief attacked Angel Kobusheshe, an accountant/ cashier with UWA in Ishasha and demanded for money. He refused and was shot. He died on his way to Kihihi Health Centre IV,” Mr Kasiita said.
He said the previous night armed thugs had attacked and shot a UPDF soldier deployed there.
The private lady soldier whose identities could not be readily established was rushed to Kihihi Health Centre and later to Mulago Hospital on Tuesday evening. “The previous night armed thugs fought security personnel in Ishasha and injured a lady,” he said. The body of Kobusheshe was still in mortuary at Kihihi and will be buried in his home district of Kabale. Ishasha Sector boarders the lawlessness Eastern DR Congo where a number of armed militias and rebels including Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) operate from.
Meanwhile, a Ugandan and two South Sudanese nationals have been captured by Congolese military following an 8-hour gun battle with suspected rebels in Ituri Province, according to DRC media reports. The Le Congolais newspaper reported in its online edition on Monday, February 18, that the fierce fighting took place at Kengezi Base, an area at the confluence of the Uganda-DRC-South Sudan border.
The captives, whose whereabouts remain unknown, were part of an armed gang that Congolese police and army branded as “bandits”. Their accomplices overpowered during the Valentine’s Day skirmish, scattered into the forested border enclave while some are believed to have fled to South Sudan, Le Congolais reported.
Particulars of the captured Ugandan and South Sudanese were not readily available, and authorities in Kampala had no knowledge about the incident.
Lt. Mark Mutono, the UPDF Spokesman in West Nile, said he was cross-checking details of the reported skirmish but had not reverted to us by press time.