Police are investigating the killing of Isaac Sendegeya, a lawyer based in Kisoro District, who was shot dead at the entrance of his house in Nturo village, near Kisoro town.
Kigezi Sub region police spokesman, Mr Elly Maate said Sendegeya was murdered on Sunday at about 2am as he returned from Kisoro town.
Mr Maate said that police rushed to the scene of crime but it was already tempered with by relatives of the deceased who transferred the body to the sitting room.
“Nobody has been arrested in connection with this murder,” Mr Maate said.
He said police have recovered one bullet cartridge and the case has been recorded at Kisoro police station.
The Kisoro Resident District Commissioner Mr Peter Mugisha said porous borders with the Democratic Republic of Congo have contributed to rising crime in Kisoro District.
The district chairman, Mr Abel Bizimana described Sendegeya as a patriot because he left cities and opted to work for rural people in the district where he was born.
“We appreciated his legal services because he knew the dynamics of local people with their local problems. May his soul rest in peace,” Mr Bizimana said.