Security Agencies in Kagadi district have started the hunt for the yet to be known gun men who on Thursday night attacked and shot dead a renowned businessman in the area.
The deceased has been identified as Mr. Abudalla Ntambara, a resident of Kasojo trading centre in Mpeefu Sub County Kagadi district and has also been chairperson of traditional healers in greater Kibaale.
Mr. Ntambala was shot dead at his shop on Thursday evening by the assailant who was riding on a motorcycle.
The Head of investigations in Kagadi district, Mr Moses Muramuzi says the incident happened at about at 9:10pm.
“The man was shot at his shop last evening and we are investigating the matter now,” Mr Muramuzi said Friday morning.
Ntambara, who unsuccessfully contested in the last area LCI elections, owned two shops, a maize grain milling machine and Kitare nursery and primary school at Kasojo trading Centre.
Bright Mwebeshi, an eye witness said he heard three gunshots at the time of the incident and later got to know that it was one of the area residents who had been attacked.
He added that the suspect was wearing a hood and riding on a Bajaj boxer motorcycle.
He said that Ntambara had no known wrangle with anyone that might have culminated into his brutal killing.
Mr Frank Bigonoka, another resident we found at the crime scene said residents saw the motorcycle but could not identify its registration number because of darkness.
Residents have however, expressed concern over the nature of attack which has reportedly never happened in the area and appealed to security agencies to tighten security.
The Mpeefu Sub County councilor, Mr Andrew Mbuusa asked government to improve on its investigating ability in order to discover the source of the guns that are being used in assassinating innocent Ugandans.
By the time of filing this story, scene of crime officers and forensic experts had visited the scene.
Since 2012, a number of prominent Ugandans like politicians, Muslim clerics, security officers, judicial officers among others have been gunned down by unknown assailants who ride on motorcycles.
The reasons for the killings remain unknown as police are yet to release reports.
However, President Museveni has on several occasions been heard assuring the citizens of peace and security as well as arresting suspects for prosecution whenever such killings happen.
Security agencies and investigators have linked most of the assassinations to members of the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) rebel group operating in Eastern DR Congo.