Slain city businessman, Arnold Mugisha is said to have spent the last hours before his death, much to himself, according to his father, Plan Mugisha.
While eulogising the deceased, Plan Mugisha said he had had a brief conversation with his son over a soccer game the night before when, Arnold walked out of the living room to his bedroom noting he was bored by the football his father was watching.
“I even told him goodnight” he recounts. Plan Mugisha says that the next morning was much the same talk.
“In the morning as I set off for work, I asked these boys to get water to refill the house on their way back from the gym.”
“When I got the call he had been shot, I almost drove on the wrong side of the road to rush and rescue him”.
Plan Mugisha says that at first, he was not getting a clear signal from the call by Arnold Mugisha’s younger brother.
“This young boy was calling and I was saying hello hello, but he was not answering. I heard a brawl in the background. Then he called again and said he (Arnold) has been shot.”
Details of the gruesome shooting still remain scanty. A hastily released police statement yesterday noted that Arnold had been shot by a guard [identified as Angoria Moses] over a scuffle. The statement said that Arnold and his brothers had let a trolley skid down the hilly Quality Shopping Village parking where it scratched a car.
“You can imagine a trolley, an empty trolley at that and you shoot someone” the father angrily paused his speech to a church of jeering mourners.
In the wake of Arnold’s murder, a barrage of social media debates linked his murder to his tribe. Born to a Mukiga father and a munyakole mother, Arnold, spent his life in Kampala at their home in Kiwatule and London where he studied.
“He never even knew the local language, he stayed here all his life” his father, chimed at social media reports.
“Government should address this thing called tribalism” he concluded.