According to security reports, three of the deceased persons hail from the Central part of Uganda while three others are local farmers of Madi origin. Their identities weren’t readily available by press time.
Early last month, the district security committee gave the armed warriors up to two weeks to come out of the jungle and use the amnesty window to surrender illegal firearms in their possession. However, the time has elapsed without any single gun recovered and the security situation is worsening despite several security peace dialogues.
The three-armed robbers disguised as clients and later held the agent identified as Scovia Kansiime at gunpoint until she surrendered all the money she had in her possession. The incident took place at around 9:30 p.m. on Thursday.
Following the peace dialogues between the Pian and Pokot, the leaders from both sides have asked the authorities to consider allowing the two communities to jointly graze their cattle so that they can strengthen their peace mission.
Rwot Kassimiro Ongom, the chief of the Patongo Clan, thinks the river is losing its life because of the poor relationship between the population and the vegetation. Ongom suggested that those who use the river should restore the old cultural practices that helped in nurturing and prolonging water sources.
The suspects are Henry Bakerwa, 55, a resident of Rwamirindi village, Rushaka Parish, Kayonza sub-county, Rushenyi county, Ntungamo district, Bashil Twesigye, 41, a resident of Ruti, Mbarara City, and Sam Twesigye, 38, from Kampala.
The suspects in the Police custody are; Peter Ekoroi, Joseph Maning, Moses Omoit, Robert Okiror, Simon Omoding and a lady only identified as Rose- all residents of Kalupe in Kidongole Sub County. The group reportedly razed down seven households of suspected cattle thieves in the Koboli village last week.
Gilbert Lenga, the LC I chairperson of the neighboring Pavur Village in Yada Parish, issued a heartfelt plea for support to aid the affected victims. Police and the UPDF have maintained a presence in the area to avoid further clashes.
Sam Twineamazima the Savannah Regional Police Spokesperson explains that on Tuesday Police got an alert after residents saw men cutting electric wires from the poles at Kitasure village in Kikyusa sub county.
Rev. Evatt Mugarura, the founder of AYLDH, highlighted the dangers faced by children riding on the fuel tanks of Boda bodas, stating that they become vulnerable and act as a shield for the rider. Even minor collisions or encounters with obstacles can result in the child being the first to fall off.
The wife, whose identity is withheld, revealed that Kadhumbula frequently stayed alone with the twin girls while she worked in the garden with their other children. Initially, there were no suspicions of any inappropriate behavior, given that he was their biological father.
Lady Justice Jane Okuo Kajuga, presiding over the court on Tuesday, dismissed Kitutu's application, stating it lacked substantial evidence and contained falsehoods, as per consistent statements from police officers that the Minister was not subjected to any form of torture or coercion, contrary to her claims.
John Baptist Asinge, the LC 3 Chairperson of Kanyum Town Council, says that the accident occurred on Monday evening when the rider of motorcycle Reg. No. UDM 661M collided with the EC vehicle near Kanyum Mosque, along Kumi- Pallisa- Tirinyi Road.