Pastor Byarisya’s kidnappers shot dead in Mbarara


Three people were shot and killed in a joint security operation in Mbarara district.

The three were assailants who kidnapped Pastor Mary Byarisya in Gomba District for ransom of 30 million shillings.

One of them has been identified as Behakanira Andrew alias Bashir while  two others are not yet identified .

The bodies of the deceased were taken to Mbarara Regional Referral Hospital mortuary for postmortem and deification 

Samson Kasasira Rwizi region police spokesperson confirmed to journalists noting that the incident happened on 6/2/2023

Kasasira noted that the assailants were tracked down along the Mbarara Ibanda road at Ruhumba Rubindi Town Council Mbarara District  on Monday 13/02/2023 at around 07:00pm

According to the PRO they were intercepted traveling in motor vehicle UAZ 935N Toyota Premio but attempted to resist arrest by running over officers and grabbing their guns which prompted the officers to shoot at the assailants killing them instantly .

The victim is undergoing medical examinations before she can be reunited with her family.