Gunmen kill South Sudan MP in Uganda
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Gunmen kill South Sudan MP in Uganda


on  Thursday, December 7  2017 at  18:49

A South Sudanese MP was shot and killed by unknown gunmen in northern Uganda.

The MP for Yei River State, Mr Jacob Kuwinsuk Gale, died of his wounds while being taken to hospital, officials said.

Yei River State Information, Culture, Youth and Sports minister Alfred Kenneth Duku said in a statement that the MP was in the company of other people making consultations as part of the national dialogue for South Sudanese refugees in Uganda.

A cartridge

He said the incident occured around 7pm (+3GMT) on Wednesday.

No group or individual has claimed responsibility.

Ugandan police said a cartridge was recovered from the scene of the shooting, but no arrests had been made yet.

Refugee camps

Mr Gale served in the State Transitional Legislative Assembly as the chairman for Members’ Affairs, Gender and Human Rights Committee.

Last week, two South Sudanese were beheaded in Moyo, in northern Uganda.

The government of South Sudan has formed a National Peace Committee that has been regularly visiting refugee camps in northern Uganda to reach an agreement for repatriation.