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One SR rifle and an army porch have been recovered during a security operation at Bunagana border point in Kisoro district. Courtesy Photo,

71year Old Widow Held over Illegal Gun Possession

The gun and the empty army porch were found in the home of 71year old Saidat Ndangize Mukasine.
posted onDecember 31, 2017
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By Fred Kiva

One SR rifle and an army porch have been recovered during a security operation at Bunagana border point in  Kisoro district.

The gun and the empty army porch were found in the home of 71year old Saidat Ndangize Mukasine "a widow who as of now can't account for them," said Kigezi Region Police Spokesman Elly Maate.

The suspect is now being detained at Kisoro Police Station.

"We believe she has knowledge of this gun and she is helping us with investigation," he added.

Preliminary police findings indicate that Ndangize's husband had applied for a gun before he died in 1999. But Maate says the findings are not conclusive since the suspect is giving contradicting statements.

Ndangize is being charged with illegal possession of a firearm.

The operation mounted  by both police and the army on Friday was prompted by the rampant criminal activities in the area.

Maate says the police will continue with similar operations to get rid of illegal guns, suspected criminals and illegal entrants in the area.

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