Mamerito Survives Assassination

Mamerito Survives Assassination

By Serestino Tusingwire

The former Kiira division Mayor Mamerito Mugerwa on Wednesday night survived death narrowly when he was shot in the head outside his residence in Kiira, Wakiso district.

The Police have commenced investigations into circumstances under which Mamerito, a strong NRM ally and wealthy businessman was wanted dead by unknown assailants.

“Luckily, it was not so bad at the time; so we rushed him to Nakasero Hospital,” said a neighbor who preferred anonymity.

Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson Emilian Kayima confirmed the attack.

“Yes, it is true Mamerito was attacked at his home. That’s all I can tell you at this moment,” Kayima said.

He however promised to provide more details upon receiving a full brief on the incident.

Cases of shootings have been rare since last year when Muslim Clerics were being gunned down in cold blood, but they seem to be back after two cases of shootings in a period of only 5 days following the Lugogo mall shooting last Saturday evening.