The Police preliminary findings indicate that the cause of the accident was by the Gateway Bus driver who tried to overtake in the corner, but failed to keep his side hence knocking the oncoming bus head on.
Two minors identified as Geresem Opio, 6, and his younger brother, Dan Ochom, 3 died and their mother, Rebecca Ibukunyat, 45 was hospitalized with another sister, Josephine Atim, 18, and a brother of 10 years. Both the deceased and patients are from one family belonging to Paul Omokori and Rebecca Ibukunyat.
The investigations follow a postmortem report from Mbale Regional Referral Hospital that indicated that Joseph Okwalinga alias Golola and Michael Ojakol died due injuries inflicted on them. The duo died in two separate incidents on January 1, 2022.
Ageca says that unknown assailants armed with machetes attacked Opolot while he was seated in his compound. The assailants reportedly cut Opolot on the back, neck and the jaw with a panga before disappearing
Vincent Emalu, another resident in Bukedea Town Council, says that the insecurity escalating cattle theft in the district is caused by the overstay of some police officers. He says that some of the police officers who have joined hands with wrong elements in the district have been cancelling their transfers.
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.
According to Ekuwe, the fire is not visible to the occupants of the family members when it breaks out even when they are at home. He says that the fire always emerges between 8:00 am and 6:00 pm but is only visible to non-family members.
According to preliminary information, police found the deceased partying together with others at Kanyipe trading center on the orders of the village chairperson, Simon Okolong. The chairperson allegedly ordered his residents to drink and dance overnight at will.
On May 4th, 2019, a group of people raided Amujeju village in Amujeju Parish in Kamtur Sub County and allegedly beat up residents, raped women, destroyed their crops and houses and evicted them from their homes.
Juma Hassan Nyene, the East Kyoga Regional police spokesperson, says Wamatoi developed a mental illness last week prompting his colleagues to notify his family in Budadiri Sironko to get him medication.