Uganda Bloggers Association president, Ibrahim Tusubira aka Isma Olaxess aka Jajja Iculi was shot and killed yesterday at around 9.20pm in Kyanja Central Zone.
According to reports, unknown gunman with MG riffle opened fire on the vehicle, Toyoya Hiance ‘Drone’ Registration number UBK 213D, killing Jajja Iculi who was seated in the passenger seat.
In an interview shortly after the shooting, Jajja Iculi’s driver, Mr Mathias Waswa told another blogger, Wisdom Kaye that the Gunman shot Jajja Icilu, came closer, shot more 8 bullets and checked to ensure he was not breathing anymore.
Kaye said the gunman was confident and wanted Jajja Iculi dead.
“The gunman shot Olaxess, came close and shot about 8 more bullets, and checked to ensure that he was not breathing anymore,” Kaye quoted Waswa to have told him.
Deputy Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson, Luke Owoyesigyire confirmed that the Territorial Police at Kira Road is investigating the tragic shooting.
Gen. Muhoozi kainerugaba, is sadden by the death of his compatriot and urged the law enforcement to quickly find the murderer and bring him to justice.
I am very saddened to hear about the brutal killing of our compatriot Ibrahim Tusubira, aka Isma Olaxes.He was an outspoken and fearless commentator on national issues. I urge all law enforcement agencies to quickly find those behind his murder and bring them to justice. RIP IsmaGen. Muhoozi Kainerugaba
Meanwhile, Jajja Iculi’s burial is on today, May 7, 2023 at 4PM in Katwe Village, Mukono.
Iculi’s death comes days after the military guard shot and killed the 64-year Labour minister, (Rtd) Col Charles Engola in Kyanja.
Iculi was a jolly and humorous blogger who had build his diehard followers thanks to his daily morning Facebook broadcasts. Many YouTubers, media houses were relying on him for interviews.
Since returning from Sweden with just 500/- after 35 years of hard work, Iculi decided to settle and turned blogging into a daily job. He also doubles as a professional painter with his company, Kombak Construction.
Due to his outspoken ability, Iculi created a lot of friends and enemies especially those opposing the government.
Sometimes the opposition would concur with him especially when he bashed the government and its officials; case in point – Extortion at Entebbe International Airport.
Ugandans in and outside the country will greatly miss him.
May Jajja Iculi’s soul RIP.
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