Sulaimon Wambalo, a resident of Rongo village, says that he had heard unusual noises only to realize that his two goats had been slaughtered when he attempted to investigate. He expressed concern for his safety since the culprits didn’t only take the goats but also killed them.
It is alleged that the suspects picked over 6m shillings from four applicants identified as Suzan Watenyeli, Everline Nabutsale, Alice Khainza and Zerida promising to help them in their appointments as Grade III teachers.
Over 2000 bamboo trees have so far been planted across the sub-counties that are more prone to landslides in a campaign that is intended to reforest the district but also prevent encroachment on the Mt Elgon forest for Bamboo shoots locally known as Maleewa.
According to Taitika, police picked up the accused after receiving a phone from the village chairperson, Moses Nangayi. “Our team is finalizing with investigations to take the suspect to court for trial,” he said.
Now they have tasked government to better roads such as the Bunamubi - Bushiyi road that connects to Bushibuya trading center, Kuushu- Nyende road leading to Nyende trading center, Shilayi-Bundesi road leading to Bundesi trading center, Bumayoka Bufuma road leading to Bufuma health center III and Bulatse trading centre among others. They also want the government to fulfill its promise of rehabilitating the Bududa Circular road which is the main link to the Markets in Kenya and Mbale City.
Speaking at Bududa district headquarters after a three-day launching exercise, which ended on Monday morning, the Chief Administrative Officer, Joshua Mabiya, asked the contractors to stick to standard work and ensure value for money.
John Watyekele, the head of the department of the Information and Communication Technology at Bulucheke Secondary school, says that they only have seven computers against a population of over 300 students offering computer studies.
According to the local authorities, agents traverse different parts of the district looking for those willing to travel to Kenya for work. Each of the recruits pays between Shillings 60,000 and 100, 000 as transport to Kenya.
In 2020, the government allocated 2.1 Billion Shillings for the construction of the school. The money was meant to be used to construct six classroom blocks, 2 teachers’ houses, two latrines, a library, computer lab, laboratory, and playground.