Two people are currently admitted at Kabale regional referral hospital after they were reportedly beaten up and critically injured by the body guard of the Rubanda East Member of Parliament Henry Musasizi.
The accused body guard has been identified as Joseph Awol attached to Counter Terrorism Police while the victims are Ignatius Twinamasiko and Bright Agaba, both from Mpungu parish, Hamurwa Sub County Rubanda district.
According to the victims, the incident happened on Sunday afternoon as MP Musasizi held a rally in Hakadongo village.
Twinamasiko says while the rally was ongoing, he remained attending to his customers at his shop located in the same trading centre.
He says Awol later came and asked him why he did not join the rest of the locals at the rally, to which he responded that he supported another candidate.
Twinamasiko says Awol immediately grabbed him, started boxing and kicking him in the chest and that as he tried to run away, Awol cocked the gun and ran after him threatening to shoot at him. He says he fell into a ditch while running and broke his leg.
Another victim Agaba, says as he tried to explain to Awol that Twinamasiko had a right to support a candidate of his choice, he was also kicked and boxed several times on the head, and chest.
The Rubanda district Chairperson Jogo Kenneth Biryabarema who is also vying for the Rubanda East MP seat said he learnt of the incident from concerned area residents, rushed to the scene and transported the victims to the hospital for treatment.
When contacted, the Rubanda district Police Commander Tai Ramadhan and the Rubanda Resident District Commissioner Peter Kibondo Rwakifari said they had not yet been briefed about the matter but promised to follow it up for action.
When our reporter contacted Musasizi about the matter, he said he had no comment.
The same bodyguard Awol on 16th August 2020 while at Mumwiga cell in Nyamiringa, is said to have beaten and injured one Dr Barnabas Tiwangye, the Rubanda District Health Inspector after the Doctor advised Hon Musasizi against holding big gatherings