The markets that have been closed includes: Sofia market located at no man's land, Nangwe market located along Nangwe road, Equator market which is at Jinja road and Mawero market locate along Busia-Tororo road.
The trio was arrested on the orders of Busia Resident District Commissioner, Michael Kibwika to help police investigations into the missing funds. According to Kibwika, the suspects failed to give proper accountability on how the money was spent.
John Sande, a resident of Buwembe village in Buyanga Subcounty, said that they are tired of the sorry state of the road. He says that they decided to dig up the road to express their dissatisfaction with the poor service delivery by the leaders.
Henry Mayende, a resident of Sikuda village, says that a stray dog bit his 28-year-old sibling while returning from the nearby trading center leading to his death. He explains that his brother only opened up about the dog bit when his situation deteriorated.
Emma Eduki Egesa, the Buteba sub-county LC 3 chairperson, says that they noticed poor service delivery at the health facility because some of the health workers who were demanding their fieldwork allowances had laid down tools.
Suleiman Barasa, a resident of Bulumbi village, says that they were digging a spring well and landed on gold cores. He explains that using his experience as an artisanal miner for the last ten years, they crushed the gold core and found two points of gold.
According to preliminary police findings, the thugs accessed the bank by cutting the windows behind the bank premises. Moses Johnson Mugwe, the Bukedi South police spokesperson, says that the thugs vandalized both the closed-circuit television- cameras-CCTV and some office doors as they searched for the keys to the strong room.
Moses Johnson Mugwe, the Bukedi South Police spokesperson says that they recieved a tip off about Apio's death from one the patrons who had gone to drink in the bar. He however, says that by the time officers arrived at the scene Mukama and his employees had already fled into hiding.
The suspects have been identified as Edrine Sifuna and Musana Walusimbi, both residents of Busia Municipality. They were arrested on Thursday evening in an operation conducted by both the flying squad and field force unit- FFU police force in Sofia village, Eastern division.
The victim's father, Stephen Wafula, the LC 2 chairperson of Buhatuba parish, says that he heard someone calling his daughter’s name around 9:00 PM and she vanished from home shortly after supper, which prompted him to start searching for her.