While presenting the KCCA budget estimates before council on Tuesday, Kitaka noted that there are several unfunded priorities recurring from the previous budget resulting from low funding. He listed the priorities as renovation and maintenance of KCCA Health Centers, Operationalization of the new landfill at Kiteezi, procurement of garbage trucks, Management of Litigation, Arbitration and Compensations and procurement of Cesspool trucks for faecal sludge collection among others.
John Robert Tukei, the Elgon Region Spokesperson told Journalists that Muzakhi was arrested on Sunday evening after the deceased’s relatives demanded to know his whereabouts and filed a complaint with police.
The new rates are 4% of taxable value of properties generating five million and below and 6% for properties attracting revenue of five million shillings. Currently, KCCA charges a flat rate of 6% of the taxable value on commercial properties.
Joel Omunu, an eye witness says the deceased gave Onono Shillings 2000 so as to use his smart phone for a day. However, the phone failed to work prompting Jogo to approach the suspect for a refund, which led to a fight.
On Monday, Andrew Otim, the Commissioner in Charge of Urban Inspections told URN that they had started off with meeting aggrieved parties to hear their complaints. He also said the number of interested parties has since increased from councilors, technical staff and municipal mayor to include the Chairpersons of Gombe, Nansana and Nabweru.
During the meeting, the Committee Chairperson, Musa Kasaija asked members to speak freely on why the municipality has failed to realize local revenue collection so that that they can find e solutions to the problem.
Some of the suspects are Monica Nziabake Matafali Kabiira, Doreen Muhindo, Alex Muhindo, Rabson Thembo, Kasimu Ategeka and Moris Mumbere. Three of the suspects including Alex Muhindo, Rabson Thembo and Kasimu Ategeka were found in possession of a bullet.
The man only identified as Juma told residents after being rescued from the burning house that he caught his wife, Eseza Kusasira red handed cheating on him with another, which prompted him to end his life.