Other items recovered were two laptops, two reflector jackets, and a number plate registration number; UBP 135D. The items were recovered by children who were harvesting some sugarcane stems along the way.
While most of the attendees complied with the demand, Balidawa took a courageous stand. He held the microphone and advised others to seek temporary refuge in Luliika's main house while they planned to contact the police for assistance. The announcement seemed to have angered Gojja, who proceeded to cut Balidawa in the left arm.
According to Samuel Baliraine, the area LC 1 chairperson, the body was discovered by farmers who were harvesting rice in the wetland. He says that the deceased is unknown in the area and believes that the perpetrators took advantage of the darkness at night to dispose of the body without being detected.
According to Charles Ssenabulya, the area L.C.1 chairperson, extensive excavations at the Marum mine have weakened the soil particles, making it a risky hub for accidents, especially during rainy seasons. He challenged miners to team up with security operatives to streamline safety measures at the mine.
Nabeta, who sells produce allegedly left him home for a business trip in the neighboring Bugiri district on Christmas night but on returning home on Boxing day, he opened his marital home using his personal key only to find Balidawa lying in the same bed with his wife.
Mubarak Muwumba, a resident of the area, says that Kaudah and her child were last seen on Saturday night. Muwumba says that they alerted police officers who upon forcefully opening the door, saw Kaudah and her daughter lying lifeless on the ground.
A health worker from Iganga general hospital told URN on condition of anonymity that a team of UPDF medical personnel beefed up their resident surgical team. However, Kowe who was hit in a sensitive area couldn't make it. He noted that three other injured soldiers are out of danger and positively responding to treatment.
"When I saw her collapse to the ground, I had thought that maybe she missed a step, only to notice sparks from different electric wires, which made me realize she had met her death," her husband Livingstone Lukwise says.