The group consisting of cultivators and pastoralists was evicted in February by a team of police officers and private guards who raided the homes in Waaki North, Waaki South, Kapapi Central, Runga, and Kiryatete villages in Kapapi and Kiganja sub-counties.
It is reported that on September 7th 2023, Katusiime reported for work at Hoima regional referral hospital. She reportedly placed her child in one of the hospital wards as she was cleaning the health facility. When she returned, she found the baby missing and immediately alerted the management of Hoima regional referral hospital.
Speaking on Thursday during the Hoima NRM district conference organized ahead of the Hoima LCV by-election today at Dwoli Primary School in Kitoba sub-county Hoima district, the MPs and other NRM leaders in Hoima district explained that several families have been brutally evicted and rendered homeless while others are at the verge of being evicted from their ancestral land that they have lived on for decades yet government has kept a deaf ear despite several interventions to have the land grabbers dealt with accordingly.
The six-armed robbers dressed in Congolese military camouflage raided the lake Albert waters in the wee hours of Sunday morning at around 3am near Runga landing site in, Kibiro Parish in Kiganja sub county.
Julius Hakiza, the Albertine Region Police Spokesperson, stated that they have commenced a manhunt for the assailants. He, however, says that the motive behind the attack is still unknown. This incident comes barely a day after unidentified assailants targeted Katikara Church of Uganda in Kakumiro district.
According to Julius Hakiza, the Albertine region police spokesperson, Asaba informed his family members that his captors were demanding a ransom of 310,000 Shillings for his release, threatening harm otherwise.
The officials are Amir Nsamo, the Chairperson Hoima City Service Commission, Ahamad Mugisa, the Secretary to the Service Commission, Donald Bategeka, and Ibrahim Bigabwa both members of the commission.
Julius Hakiza, the spokesperson for the Albertine region police, has urged the public to seek intervention from the police and local leaders to resolve conflicts rather than resorting to violence and murder.
Ibrahim Ssemaganda, a concerned resident of Hoima City, has expressed the disillusionment felt by the public due to the lack of arrests in any of the robbery cases, which he says has eroded their trust in the police and other security agencies.
They were arrested on Friday night during an operation conducted by the police under the leadership of the Hoima District Police Commander, Jackson Bogere, in response to numerous public complaints about rampant cattle theft in the district.
In March this year, more than 500 families in Kapapi and Kiganja sub-counties were brutally evicted from their homes. Police and private security guards reportedly torched more than 50 homes and looted an unspecified number of animals, including cows and goats.