Two Makerere University lecturers; Dr.John Bosco Kalule and Dr. Nampazira are currently admitted in hospital after surviving the ruthless machete-armed killers commonly known as ”Bijambya.”
The victimized pair teaches at college of Veterinary Medicine Makerere University and the attack occurred at their residence in Namugongo Nsaggu. Preliminary reports suggest that the academicians were cut with pangas while the other house members were beaten.
The attack comes at a time when the Bijambya have terrorized parts of the country, notably in Masaka. They warned residents of Namugongo, a Kampala suburb with threats contained in an anonymous letter allegedly written by dreaded Bijambiya squad warning of an imminent attack at 10pm.
Dr Kalule is a veterinarian and microbiologist with a special interest in One Health applications to investigate disease at the human- animal interface. He has participated in numerous projects locally and internationally on zoonoses at the human-animal interface.
He is also interested in foodborne antimicrobial resistance. He graduated with a PhD in Microbiology from the University of Cape Town in 2017, holds a Masters of Medicine – Microbiology, and a Bachelors of Veterinary Medicine degree from Makerere University, Uganda. He is a lecturer at Makerere University College of Veterinary Medicine, Uganda and also a member of the taskforce of the ministry of health, Uganda that has investigated viral haemorrhagic fever outbreaks.
However, the killers didn’t specify which day and date they will strike. In the letter, the author said they will visit Nsawo Estate first with only one motive, “to kill”.
“We shall not steal your things. We are coming just to kill. Now be ready for us,” the message read in parts.
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