Buhweju MP Francis Mwijukye Attacked by Constituents During Land Conflict Address

Buhweju MP Francis Mwijukye Attacked by Constituents During Land Conflict Address

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  • Buhweju MP Francis Mwijukye was attacked by constituents during a land conflict address, sustaining injuries from stone pelting. Law enforcement intervened, and he is currently receiving medical care. Police are pursuing the attackers, urging calm from the public.

Buhweju County Member of Parliament, Honorable Francis Mwijukye, representing the Forum for Democratic Change Party, found himself in a tumultuous situation on Sunday afternoon as he ventured to address escalating land conflicts within his constituency. However, his intentions were met with hostility as he was pelted with stones by his own constituents, resulting in very serious injuries.

The incident unfolded in the Rwanyamabare-Nyakishana Sub County, where a group of individuals allegedly involved in land grabbing launched the attack on Hon. Mwijukye. The assailants’ actions left the parliamentarian wounded from the barrage of stones.

In response to the assault, Deo Atuhaire Omuhatizi, the Chairperson of Buhweju District, issued a statement condemning the violent act. Omuhatizi underscored the swift intervention of law enforcement personnel, who promptly evacuated Hon. Mwijukye from the scene to ensure his safety.

As Hon. Mwijukye receives medical attention, the identity of the hospital where he is being treated remains undisclosed, adding an air of uncertainty to his condition and whereabouts.

Despite the alarming turn of events, Omuhatizi urged both the constituents and the wider public to remain calm and composed as authorities launch investigations to apprehend those responsible for the assault. The plea for restraint emphasizes the importance of maintaining peace and order amidst heightened tensions within the community.

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