Village Secretary Injures Village Chairman Over A Disagreement On Who To Support
A village chairman in Rubanda District is on the run after stabbing the defence secretary.
The suspect Deus Bonane, who is the Hamurara village Local Council One Chairman in Bubaare sub-county, Rubanda district reportedly stabbed the defence secretary Moses Tumusiime during a fight on Sunday night.
Tumusiime, who is currently admitted at Kabale Hospital, says Bonane waylaid him on his way home from Nyamiyaga trading centre after a disagreement on the candidates to support for the Rubanda East Parliamentary seat.
According to Tumusiime, Bonane had openly accused him of defying his order as the village chairperson to support the incumbent MP Henry Musasizi who is facing competition from Kenneth Jogo Biryabarema, the Rubanda district chairman who has been nominated to contest for the parliamentary seat.
Tumusiime says that Bonane pulled out a panga aiming to cut him on the head before he became unconscious and regained consciousness yesterday.
David Bakeine, a brother to the victim, says that the two have been longtime friends until they disagreed on who to support during the political campaign.
Kigezi Region Police Spokesperson Elly Maate confirmed the incident saying that efforts to hunt the suspect are ongoing.