The body of Robert Kifunga Aguma (pictured), 43, was found near Bimala river.

By Jonathan Mumbere

BUNDIBUGYO – Residents of Bundibugyo district in western Uganda on Saturday morning (March 26) discovered a lifeless body of Robert Kifunga Aguma near the banks of River Bimala along the Gabata cell- Mpumpai cell footpath near Bimala River recumbent and barefoot.

Rwenzori west police spokesperson, Mr. Vincent Twesige, said the body did not have any injuries, except the tongue protruding but was quick to add that detectives had started investigating the cause of death.

He said the case was reported to police by one Godfrey Bisimo, a village chairman of Bimala cell Kanyansimbi ward, Bundibugyo Town council.


“Today (Saturday) morning at around 9am, we received information from the chairperson of Bimala village that a person had been lying dead near the Bimala River along Gabata cell-Mpumpai cell footpath via Kudos guest house,” Mr. Twesige said.

Later the deceased was identified as Aguma whose body was then taken to Fort Portal regional referral hospital for postmortem.

The district NRM electoral commission chairperson, Jane Alisemera, said Aguma’s death is not only a big loss to the district but the entire NRM fraternity.

“It’s very sad to lose such a young brilliant leader. Counsel Kifunga has been a good leader in our party and has contributed much to the NRM leadership countrywide. We are waiting for a postmortem report to establish the exact cause of his death,” Alisemera said.

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