Alinatwe says that they were shocked last month, when they turned up in High court, presided over by Justice Jesse Byaruhanga only to hear that Murungi had withdrawn the petition without even consulting them.
Appearing before the court on Tuesday presided over by Justice Jesse Byaruhanga, Zeresire's lawyer, Robert Mugabe announced that his client wanted to withdraw the petition. Mugabe told the court that Zeresire had lost interest in the petition.
Moses Mate, one of those who reached the scene, said that they were alerted by one of the residents who saw Kule’s body in the river. He says that they found marks and a torch at the scene indicating a possible scuffle.
The Resident District Commissioner-RDC, Jolly Tibemanya says that the decision was prompted by the increase in COVID-19 cases and reluctance among the public to follow the Standard Operating Procedures- SOPs.
Dr. Richard Obet, the Bunyangabu District health Officer-DHO, says that due to the lockdown, patients or suspects cannot easily move to health centers for testing and treatment necessitating medical teams to pick them from their homes.
Samuel Kusemererwa, an LCI chairman for Kibede village said the deceased was shot at by a security operative in UPDF uniform at Kibede trading centre where the traffic personnel have mounted a road block to enforce the inter-travel movement ban between Kabarole and Bunyangabu District. He said the UPDF soldier has not yet been identified.
The schools in the sub-county are operating under unfavourable conditions, which have affected learning. The situation is worse in government primary schools, many of which he says are operating in dilapidated structures.
The school administrators say that their water harvesting tanks have also been dry for three months without any water. The school has an enrollment of over 800 learners. Of these, 128 are in candidate and semi candidate classes, making it one of the highly enrolled primary schools in Bunyangabu.
Kabahuma, who has been an English teacher at the school, says she was duly appointed by the school board on Feb 20, 2019, and wonders why she was left out. She accuses the headteacher of being corrupt.
The high numbers are attributed to learners who have come from private schools that closed due to financial constraints before government allowed a staggered re-opening of schools. Parents with pupils in P.5 have also chosen to send their children into the semi-candidate classes.