Denis Muyunga, the area LCIII Chairman, says that the residents first developed symptoms such as nausea, severe fever, vomiting, chest pain, a sore throat, abdominal pain, swelling on the arms, and diarrhoea. A number of them died within two or three days after presenting the symptoms.
The State Minister for Micro-finance, Haruna Kyeyune Kasolo, says that his ministry can do nothing to revive the SACCOs that have spent 10 years without operating, adding that they cannot compensate the affected members for the loss.
Richard Kalanzi, the Kabira Sub county LC III chairperson, says that the exercise has become very tricky without facilitation. He says that the government tasked them to register residents without providing any financial and logistical support to implement the directive.
Although they are said to be students, details about their schools are still unknown. It is said that the two were dating for some time when they decided to have quality time together away from their known residence.
According to Kenneth Byaruhanga, the Senior Immigration Officer in Charge of Mutukula Border post, the two neighbouring countries are uniformly enforcing Standard Operating Procedure (SOPs) including testing those leaving or returning to either country, to ensure that residents moving across borders are safe to proceed to their final destinations.
Mary Nabukenya and Florence Nakaaki, two of those affected claim that Kibi disposed of the land during the COVID19 lockdown when the government through the Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development halted all kinds of land transactions.
The deceased identified as Steven Katukame and Moses Kakamu were beaten with clubs and stoned to death for killing George Lobero, a headsman whom they accused of practising witchcraft. It is said that Lobero mysteriously disappeared on Monday from a grazing field.