Gunmen assassinate South Sudan MP in Uganda

Thursday December 7 2017

Gunmen shot and killed South Sudan MP in Uganda

Gunmen shot and killed South Sudan MP in Uganda on December 6, 2017. FILE PHOTO | NATION MEDIA GROUP 

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

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

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

He said the incident occured around 7pm on Wednesday.


No rebel group that operates along the Uganda-South Sudan border has claimed responsibility.

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