A 52-year-old Rwandan national and resident of Bigina Village Hospital Ward in Kisoro Town in Kisoro District, western Uganda was Monday night shot dead near the gate of his rented house.
Lambert Sabaho who has been the manager of Isimbi wines factory located at Fanta house in Kisoro Town was trailed and shot by unknown assailants, police said Tuesday.
“It is alleged that a white Premio car trailed Sabaho who was riding a motorcycle before the occupants shot him dead near the gate of his rented house. The assailants sped off and disappeared. The registration number of the vehicle they were driving was not identified,” Kigezi region police spokesperson, Mr Elly Maate said.
He said the case has been registered at Kisoro Police Station under SD02/16/04/2019 as police hunt for the suspects whose motive is not yet known.
Meanwhile, his body has been taken to Kisoro Hospital mortuary for autopsy as police continue with investigations.
Sabaho is survived by his wife Anastizia Mahirwe, 32, and one child.
Kisoro Municipality MP Mr Sam Byibesho condemned the attack and appealed to local leaders to form security committees and ensure that all residents are registered and the strangers reported to police.
According to the MP, there is also need for a security operation by highly trained personnel to conduct search for illegal guns in homesteads in the area.
“Armed conflicts in the North Kivu province of the Democratic Republic of Congo has left several illegal guns in communities in the border areas thus the need to have them removed for the safety of the people and their properties,” the MP said.