3 killed for Kidnapping a female Pastor in Mbarara for Ugx 30M ransom

Mbarara, Uganda Three assailants have been put out of action and rescued Pastor Mary Byarisya who was kidnapped last Monday on 6th Feb 2023 from Gomba District.

According to Rwizi region Police spokesperson ASP Samson Kasasira, Pastor Mary was kidnapped by unknown assailants for ransom of Ugx 30 million.

A joint security operation of CMI and Criminal Intelligence launched the rescue operation until they intercepted the assailants along the Mbarara-Ibanda road at Ruhumba-Rubindi Town Council Mbarara District on Monday 13th February 2023 at around 7Pm.

The assailants who were traveling in a vehicle UAZ 935N Toyota Primo according to Kasasira attempted to resist arrest by running over officers and grabbing their guns which prompted the officers to spray them with bullets that ended their lives.

The deceased assailants have since been identified as Behakanira Andrew alias Bashir and two others yet to be identified whose bodies were taken to Mbarara Regional Referral Hospital mortuary for postmortem examination and identification.

Pastor Mary Byarisya is undergoing medical examinations before she can be reunited with her family.

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