The father of slain Hickory bar owner, Mr. Plan Mugisha has claimed that his son was killed because he is a munyakore. Mr. Plan was today speaking at the requiem service for his son, Ainebyona Mugisha, at All Saints Cathedral Nakasero.
Ainebyona was yesterday shot by a security guard at QUality shopping Village in upscale Naalya. The shooting followed an altercation with the guard after the deceased pushed a trolley and it scratched a client’s car. The deceased is said to have disagreed with the guards and in the process also drove onto the foot of one, crashing it. This forced the other guard to draw his gun and shoot him. He died on the way to hospital.
Ainebyona’s father has now claimed that his son’s shooting had all the hallmarks of tribalism. He said that his son grew up from Kampala and only spoke English and Luganda. He added that one could only tell that he was a munyankore because he was very brown.
It is not clear why Mr. Plan made this allegation, however, reactions to the shooting have had tribal undertones. Many commentators have accused the deceased for having been arrogant and tied this down to the fact that he was a munyakore. Also, the public has not yet forgotten the murder of a one Akena by Kanyamunyu under similar circumstances, which has never seen Kanyamunyu brought to book.