The strict guidelines follow violation of presidential guidelines on burials with communities reverting to large gatherings for the burial of their loved ones. According to the Presidential guidelines, burials are limited to only 20 people with strict adherence to the Standard Operating Procedures.
The land in question was gazetted as East Madi Game Reserve under Zoka Forest in 2012 by the Adjumani District Council, a decision that sparked a border dispute between Adjumani district in West Nile and Amuru district in Acholi, as communities in Amuru argued that the land, which was declared a wildlife reserve is their ancestral land.
Abdullah Wakubona, a resident of Kyanja, in Nakawa Division says he was intercepted minutes to 7 pm about a week ago. Within a moment, he recalls that he was beaten up by combined security teams of Field Force and Local Defence Units personnel from Kyanja Police Station who were deployed to enforce nighttime curfew guidelines.