4 Rakai Fishermen Killed by Pirates


Shock has gripped residents of Kasensero landing site in Rakai district after four of their colleagues were reportedly killed by Tanzanian pirates.

The deceased have been identified as Isiah Mbabazi, Gerald Muyunga, Godfrey Ssemwanga, and Steven Kikambi all residents of Kasensero landing site in Kyebe Sub County in Rakai district.

It is alleged that the group was murdered by Tanzanian pirates who attacked them and made off with their boat, money and other valuables.

Two fishermen that were on water during the time of the attack managed to escape the robbers because the pirates boat that was chasing them had run out of fuel.

The southern Region Police spokesperson IbinSsenkumbi has confirmed the incident saying that they are going to work closely with their counterparts in Tanzania to hunt for the robbers that are on ran.

He however says that police and fishermen are working tirelessly to retrieve the deceased’s bodies.