Armed thugs shoot dead Busia money changer

BUSIA, UGANDA: Unknown armed robbers have shot dead a money changer in Busia district and made off with Shillings 6 million and a motorcycle. The deceased is 38-year-old Steven Egesa, a resident of Asopotoite B village in Sikuda sub-county.

He succumbed to several bullet wounds in the stomach. Egesa met his death on his way home along Busia-Tororo road in Mawero village on Sunday night. Julius Mugeni and Christine Alungata, whose homes are near the scene of the shooting say that it was around 8:20 pm when they heard gunshots along the road.

Michael Omuse, another resident says that he only saw two motorcycles carrying two people each heading to Tororo road and Alupe road. He says that shortly after, he heard someone crying for help and when they rushed to the scene, they found a man in a pool of blood and immediately notified the police

The deceased’s brother, Fred Bwire says that they were informed about the attack on his sibling by people at the scene. He says that upon their arrival, they found his brother in the pool of blood and tried to rush him to the hospital to save his life in vain.

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Mathew Tusubira, the Deputy Busia Resident District Commissioner says that police recovered three bullet cartridges from the scene. He says these will help in the ongoing investigations into the matter.

The deceased’s body was still in the mortuary in Busia county hospital in Kenya pending post-mortem.

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