Former Kiira Mayor, Mamerito Mugerwa was last night attacked by unknown gunmen, who fled without wounding him.
Sources say Mr Mugerwa found them at his home and they opened fire as he parked his car, shooting at him several times. According to police, he was also armed and overpowered them during the scuffle.
The assailants fled and police is still hunting for them, but Mr. Mugerwa was rushed to Nakasero Hospital, where he is recovering from shock.
This is the second time Mr Mugerwa’s life is coming under threat, the first having been in 2013 when five local leaders in the contested area of Kasokoso, a slum area in then Kiira Town Council, reportedly attempted to lynch him. In the process they also torched his car.
At the time residents of the area suspected that Mr Mugerwa was conniving with the National Housing and Construction Company, the alleged owners of the contested land, to evict them.
Meanwhile, the incident didn’t spare the life of Mr Mugerwa’s dog; it was killed during the shootout.
More details emerging.