The cooperative chairperson, Augustine Kule whose family is also among the 30 agents' families camped at Booma grounds said they have sold some of their personal and company belongings to clear farmer’s debts but the debt still remains huge.
The suspects are Ruhamya Robert Bithekere, the former treasurer for Mubuku town council and his former treasurer, Hood Yusuf Ndungo who are accused of mismanaging over Shillings 50 million disbursed by the government like a startup fund for Mubuku Town Council in 2019.
On March 9th, the Chief Administrative Officer received a letter requiring the Inspectorate General of Government-IGG to investigate Bwambale for his alleged involvement in influencing the recruitment of Grade III teachers during the last recruitment exercise.
Justice Okumu Jude Muwone, said that whereas all the five had the right to get bail, the application can’t be heard due to the absence of the State Attorney who had communicated earlier that he was away on official duty.
This brings to six, the number of people found dead under unclear circumstances in less than two weeks in the municipality. Four of these are not known to locals in the areas where the bodies were found.
The Rwenzori East Regional police spokesperson Nelson Tumushime told Uganda Radio Network on Friday that Katusiime stole the baby from the parents on Wednesday at around 9:00 pm and disappeared with her to unknown destination.
Lt Col Dick Kirya Kaija, the commander in Charge of the Fisheries Protection Unit-FPU told Uganda Radio Network in an interview on Friday that the operations were prompted by complaints from the public on the invasion of Congolese fishermen on the Ugandan waters.
Lt. Musa Mugogo, the fisheries unit Kasese sector commander says the existing laws provide for small penalties which most offenders easily pay, further propelling the illegal fishing activities on the water bodies.