The priest had been trying to stop Badru Musoke, a resident at Muduuma village from bolstering the family’s ancestral grave yard with cement when other residents surrounded off the priest threatening to burn his car on top of beating him. Police officers from Mukono Police Division managed to reach at the scene on time to rescue the priest and escort him away.
On a daily basis, traffic jam continues to increase along the main road of Kampala-Jinja Highway especially between the section of Seeta to Mbalala trading center, with majority of the private vehicles seen travelling lacking travel stickers or permits from any authorities.
The Facility Acting Administrator Fred Wademe says they are currently stuck with the girl and she requires tight supervision given her health condition that involves uncontrolled defecation and urinating causing inconvenience to other clients in the female ward.
The shrine operators were arrested together with Alex Kizito, a child broker and Hellen Akiteng, a mother who confirmed to police selling her youngest daughter to witch doctors at 10,000 Shillings after they promised an additional bonus of 2million after divinely generating wealth in the few months to come.
According to State Attorney Irene Namboozo, the suspects were among the hundreds of residents arrested on Tuesday and Wednesday night from bars, hideouts, and health clubs. Several others were arrested for defying curfew guidelines, which was put in place to control the spread of coronavirus disease.
A police officer who preferred anonymity told URN that the facility was designed to accommodate a maximum of 60 suspects. But, with more people flouting the regulations that were put in place to control the spread of coronavirus disease, there is an increase in arrests, resulting in congestion at the facility.
The Officer in Charge of Mukono Police Division Family Protection Unit ASP Stella Ulea notes they are always challenged with places to accommodate children in such age brackets. She also notes that available homes relaxed entries of children ever since covid-19 lockdown started.
Hannington Mirimu and Iddi Kiryebwagenze residents of Nakabago Mukono Central division and Nsambwe in Goma division allegedly committed suicide on Friday and Saturday respectively after losing their spouses to COVID-19.
Ndisaba says that several ambulances are now squeezing mourners alongside caskets to beat movement restrictions imposed by president Yoweri Museveni, to control the spread of the virus. And, on the basis of this, Ndibasa says that all vehicles should be thoroughly checked to ensure that persons who are not allowed to move do not enter the district illegally.
She notes that the few who managed to get travel documents from the RDC and District Health Offices were also stopped and documents confiscated. Nassali says currently the facility is also struggling to handle the patient influx amidst inadequate utilities such water and electricity after the solar panels got faulty and making referrals following the ban on public transport is extremely hard.
The Mukono District Speaker, Betty Nakasi, says that they have been receiving reports of people dying of COVID-19 and unreported cases as their relatives don’t know what to do. She, however, says that the RDC has turned down their request as the District executive committee to traverse the district and sensitise residents on the pandemic without giving them any reasons.
The construction of the two storied building started on Monday last week in a space that used to accommodate the old building of over ten offices including the gender, health, environment, planning, education, labour and community development, enforcement and municipal registry.
The suspects who were travelling on a numberless motorcycle were reportedly trailed from Bunamwaya in Kampala and rounded up at Sunshire Fuel Station in Kirangira, Nama sub-county where they had gone to make a fuel refill at around 10 a.m.
The Chief of Defense Forces-CDF General David Muhoozi assured the mourners that, unlike other high profile killings where investigations and reports have delayed, this time investigation into Gen Katumba ‘s shooting will be thorough and a detailed report about the incident will be released on time.
Hajji Twahil Ssebaggala a resident at Kikandwa and also the Mukono National Resistance Movement-NRM Chairperson asked the government to conduct a prompt, independent, and thorough investigation into the incident.