Artisanal miners in Greater Bushenyi want police and other local authorities to investigate the shooting and killing of a gold miner identified as Robert Owoyesigire by a security guard.
The deceased was a resident of Nyakatembe 1 cell Kibazi parish Kyamuhunga sub-county Bushenyi district, who was shot dead on 2nd January2023 02/01/2023 when he had gone with three others to mine gold in the wetland in Kabasharira Richard’s land in Ryabagaju cell Mashonga Kyamuhunga sub county Bushenyi district.
According to Martial Tumusiime the greater Bushenyi police spokesperson, the four were seen by a security guard who shot twice at them killing Oweyesigire on the spot.
The locals say the poorly-regulated mining sector is a great contributing factor to such incidents due to illegal artisanal miners and increasing internal fights. The security guard has been arrested to help in investigation.
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