8 guns, Magazines Recovered From Home of Late Fronasa Fighter

Eight guns and fifteen empty magazines have been recovered from the home of the late James Karambuzi, one of the fallen Front for National Salvation (Fronasa) fighters in Kabale district.

The home is located in Igabiro cell, Mwanjari ward in Southern Division of Kabale Municipality. Two of the recovered guns are, Sub Machine Guns-SMGs while the others are Semi-Automatic Rifles SARS. The guns were
recovered by builders, who are constructing a permanent commercial structure under President Yoweri Museveni’s donation.

Karambuzi, was among the first recruits into Fronasa, a rebel group formed by Museveni to fight the Idi Amin government. General Amin had come to power in a January 1971 military coup.

A military tribunal sentenced Karambuzi and his colleagues Joseph Bitwari and David Kangire to death by firing squad, and the executions were carried out on 10th February 1973 at Kabale Municipal Stadium in Kabale Municipality. In 2015, President Museveni visited Karambuzi’s family and promised to construct for his children and grandchildren a commercial structure.

The Kigezi Police spokesperson, Elly Maate, said that the first four guns were recovered on Sunday by the builders led by the site engineer, Victor Byaruhanga, while excavating a foundation, while the rest of the guns and the magazines were discovered today afternoon.

Maate says that although the guns and magazines are very rusty, police experts will first examine them. He also hailed locals for immediately alerting police about the guns.

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