At the wake of rampant mobile money attacks, police have advised operators to hire private security guards.
Armed thugs have in the last three weeks shot, killed over seven mobile money and hardware operators in Kampala and its outskirts.
Criminal Investigations Directorate (CID) has started investigating Equal Opportunities Commission (EOC) Chairperson, Sylvia Ntambi, over misappropriation allegations.
A CID source said Ntambi’s probe has been ignited by a more than 20-page document by whistle blowers in which she is accused of misusing EOC’s funds, practicing nepotism and tribalism while managing the institution
A new wave of armed robbers moving on three motorcycles is puzzling police investigators. In the last three weeks, gun wielding thugs using three motorcycles have attacked several mobile money operators including robbing a hardware shop in Kampala and its outskirts. At least seven people have been killed in these robberies and others left nursing bullet wounds
According to the announcement on the WHO tweet feed, the two new confirmed cases are relatives of the five-year-old boy- a Ugandan national who was the first case to be confirmed in the country. According to WHO, the five-year-old boy passed away last night.
Damon Kawamara, the Country Director of Dwelling Places, says that preparations are still ongoing to remove the children. “Meetings are still ongoing to rescue the children. This campaign is going to big since many organisations are concerned and proper planning is needed to make it a success,” he said.
So far eight people who had contact with the boy are under surveillance. The Ministry of Health and WHO have dispatched a Rapid Response Team to Kasese to identify other people who may be at risk, and ensure they are monitored and provided with care if they also become ill. People who have been in contact with someone with the disease are offered vaccine and asked to monitor their health for 21 days to ensure they do not become ill as well.