Speaking about the Tuesday evening raid, Guti’s relative, Jacob Yeno, said the rustlers were many and armed with guns. "They came at around 8 pm armed with guns and attacked us, by the time army came, they had moved with cows, “he said.
According to police, the suspects were picked up in connection to anonymous letters threatening to Kalema together with John Marry and Andrew Ssebowa among others including journalists in Entebbe municipality.
Ayub Wabika, the Jinja North division mayor says that information obtained from the affected communities shows that unemployed youths are behind the leaflets and threatening messages inscribed on resident’s walls. He says that security personnel are investigating the authenticity of the allegations.
On Thursday, the Ntoroko District acting National Resistance Movement (NRM) party chairman Japeth Kabagambe was reportedly kidnapped and killed. His body was dumped near River Mpanga at the border between Kamwenge and Ibanda districts.
The victims who are aged 18 to 30 years are crying foul after they were defrauded money ranging from 600,000 shillings to one million shillings as medical and ‘Interpol’ expenses for interview jobs in Uganda and other Arab cities like Dubai and Abu Dhabi.
James Mwesigye, Mbarara Resident City Commissioner, who also doubles as the Chairperson of City Security Committee, says the operation was conducted in collaboration with sister forces like the army since intelligence reports indicated the suspects were using pangas.