29th August 2018
By Vanansio Kakogoso
Eight guns and fifteen empty magazines have been recovered from the home of James Karambuzi, the late of one of the fallen Front for National Salvation (Fronasa) fighters in Kabale district.
The guns were recovered in Igabiro cell, Mwanjari ward, Southern Division, Kabale Municipality. Two of the recovered guns are Sub Machine Guns-SMGs while others are SAR’s. The guns were recovered by builders who are constructing a permanent commercial structure under President Yoweri Museveni’s donation.
Karambuzi, was among the first recruits into Fronasa, a rebel group formed by Museveni to fight the Idi Amin government.
Following the attack, the Amin regime launched reprisal attacks hunting for suspected rebels and their collaborators.
A military tribunal sentenced Karambuzi and his colleagues Joseph Bitwari and David Kangire to death by firing squad, and the executions were carried out on February 10, 1973 at Kabale Municipal Stadium in Kabale Municipality.
In 2015, President Museveni visited the family of Karambuzi and promised to help the struggling children and grandchildren by constructing a commercial structure on their land in Kabale Municipality.
The Kigezi Police spokesperson Elly Maate says that the first four guns were recovered on Sunday by a team of builders led by site engineer, Victor Byaruhanga while digging a foundation. Maate says that other guns and magazines were recovered this afternoon by the area LC1 Chairperson Athanasius Mujasi.
Elly Maate showing guns
Maate says that though the guns and magazines are very rusty and are believed to have been buried in 1970’s, police experts will first examine them. He also hailed locals for immediately alerting police about the guns.
Source: www.mknewslink.com a greater western Uganda news website