Following his arrest on accusations of being a November riots ring leader, Kanata’s whereabouts remain unknown. URN has visited Walusubi village and established that the four wives, eleven children and a sickly 82-year-old mother Hajjarah Nakilyowa are living in destitution.
The road gangs are charged with ensuring sanitation and hygiene within the city streets through sweeping, collecting garbage and waste, slashing, grooming among others. Each of them is paid 170,000 Shillings per month.
Dr. Livingstone Sewanyana Founder and Executive Director of the Foundation for Human Rights Initiative (FHRI), says the day will always remain a dark spot in Uganda’s history and it will be a day Ugandans will always look back and ask how did the nation arrive at a moment when soldiers would roam Kampala streets shooting people indiscriminately. The riots resulted into death of more than 50 people.
Micheal Longole, the Karamoja regional police spokesperson said the deployed forces along the borders will be checking all people who enter and go out of Uganda to Kenya and South Sudan via Karamoja routes.