Residents learnt of the two buffalos suspected to have strayed from Kidepo Valley National Park in search of pasture and water when they attacked a herd of cattle grazing in Cawente village in Agelech parish.
The Agago District Chief Administrative Officer Stephen Oloya Gunya says that the affected staff are currently being investigated in connection to the alleged negligence of duty that led to the theft of essential government drugs from their respective health facilities.
The facility was closed in June following an eviction order issued by the court that directed the health unit to evacuate its initial location following a longstanding land dispute with one of its neighbours.
Agago District Probation Office records show that the people who visited different health centres to access antenatal services during the last year included 1,339 adolescent girls aged between 12 and 19. Another 633 cases were registered between April and September 2021, most of them in the Sub Counties of Adilang and Omot.
Mohammed Okwir, the Adilang Sub-County LCIII Chairperson says that the families are now in dire need of urgent help adding that there is a possibility of food shortage in the next months due to crop destruction.
Alexander Okidi, the LCV Councilor Lira Kato Sub County says that the closure of the facility situation has left patients to seek services from Adilang Health Centre in Adilang Sub County and Dr Amrozolli Hospital in Kalongo Town Council which are both more than 20 kilometres far away.
Sebirumbi was picked up together with Frederick Nyamisogola, the Officer in Charge of Criminal Intelligence at Patongo Police station and Deputy Scene of Crimes Officer (SOCO) Solomon Nasimolo following accusations f Unlawful arrests and detention of suspects, extortion, torture, and selling of impounded motorcycles.
Charles Alexander Okidi, the Lira Kato Sub County Councilor, says that the dispute dates back to 2015 when Acen dragged Agago district local government to court claiming that her paternal uncle donated the land for the construction of the health center with the consent of her family.
John Amos Okot, the MP Elect for Agago North says wants the government to arm the groups with guns to protect their animals since the Karamojong rustlers have now resorted to using guns while carrying out their operations.
According to a report made by Aldo Otto to the Police at Kalongo Police station, the suspect accused his mother of being against his relationship with his wife.
Otto noted that the suspect became angry on the fateful day leading to the assault after his mother reportedly cursed him if he proceeds with the relationship.