Kisoro Lawyer Shot Dead by Assailants


Lawyer Isaac Ssendegeya who was shot dead on Sunday.
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Isaac Ssendegeya, a known lawyer in Kisoro district has Sunday morning shot dead by unknown assailants, Police say.

According to Elly Matte, the Kigezi region Police spokesperson, the deadly incident took place at around 2am on Sunday at Nturo village, Chihe parish, Nyakinama sub-county in Kisoro district. The deceased is said to have been entering his house when he was murdered.

Matte says on arrival at the scene, officers from the Uganda Police found when the assailant(s) had already taken off and Ssendegeya already lifeless.

“Police was notified and immediately visited the scene but it had already been tampered with by relatives and neighbours who had moved the body to the sitting room,” Matte told SoftPower News.

He says the deceased, 40, was shot in the back which caused his death.

He however said that one cartridge was recovered at the scene and that the body is pending postmortem.

Matte who condemned acts of criminality, has further asked the public to cooperate with the police and avail any information which may lead to the arrest of the assailants.

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