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MP Mwijukye Attacked Over Land Dispute in Buhweju

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Buhweju County Member of Parliament, Francis Mwijukye, was attacked and injured on Sunday, May 12, 2024, while intervening in a land dispute in Rwanyambare village, Nyakishana sub-county, Buhweju district.

The MP was addressing area residents at Rwanyamabare Catholic Church when a group of alleged land grabbers attacked him. The residents had accused their neighbor, Edwin Burimbare, of encroaching on their land, and Mwijukye was attempting to mediate the situation.

During the scuffle, Mwijukye sustained head injuries after being hit with stones and is currently admitted at Mbarara Hospital for treatment. Seven others, including Vision Group journalist Juliet Kyarisiima, attached to TV West, were also injured in the altercation.

Police responded swiftly to the incident, evacuating Mwijukye from the scene and has mounted an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the attack.

Authorities say, Buhweju has lately face challenges related to land ownership and disputes.

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Simon Peter Nashonji
Simon Peter Nashonji
Nashonji Simon Peter is a dynamic and multi-faceted team leader, renowned for his exceptional interpersonal skills. Having graduated with a Diploma in Journalism, Nashonji is on the cusp of completing his Bachelor of Science in Journalism and Public Relations at Nkumba University. He picked his niche and started writing with Chimp Reports in 2018. Since then, he has authored and published over 500 articles that cover Business trends, Politics, Health, Sports, and Environment. To master his craft, Nashonji offered to volunteer as an Editor of Nkumba University's News Website in 2022, a position he has held to date. On 1st July 2023, He joined the Editorial team of Ubuntu’ Magazine, a Rotary District 9214 (Uganda and Tazania) Monthly News product. Beyond the realm of academia, Nashonji is deeply involved in the governance of Airforce Senior Secondary School his Alma Mata, where he serves as a member on the Board of Directors. He is currently, the President Airforce S.S.S Alumni Society, President Samia Student's Association of Nkumba University and at the same time President of the Media Challenge Fellowship, 2023 cohort. "Opportunities multiply as they are seized and only dwindle when neglected."
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