Private Moses Solomon Omuge, a soldier attached to 37th Battalion was convicted of murder during the three-day marathon trial held by the 3rd Division Court Martial at the Ngariam Sub County headquarters.
According to the Police report released on Friday afternoon, the dead are part of the eight suspected cattle thieves from Karamoja who allegedly entered the home of Simon Anoku, a resident in Abwalakou Village with intentions to steal cattle.
East Kyoga Regional Police Spokesman Oscar Gregg Ageca says that personnel from Katakwi Central Police Station were tipped off about the illegal operation and acted to stop it by dispersing the market and arresting the officers.
Elobat, 58 was allegedly beaten during clashes between the supporters of Violet Akurut Adome, the former Woman MP of Katakwi District and Jessica Alupo. The clashes were sparked off by a decision by the NRM tribunal to nullify Alupo's election as the party candidate for the District Woman MP seat, handing the flag to Akuru.
The District Police Commander of Katakwi, David Wills Ndaula says they have arrested seven people including six relatives, whose identities he withheld for security reasons. He also noted that 17 animals that were taken by the attackers have been recovered.
The District Security Committee chaired by Katakwi Resident District Commissioner (RDC), John Stephen Ekoom began the sub county security committee meetings in Ngariam County on Tuesday. Similar meetings will be held in Usuk and Toroma Counties.
Katakwi District Police Commander, David Wills Ndaula, says that they picked up the suspects on a tip-off by residents during a security operation involving the police, the Anti Stock Theft Unit and Uganda People’s Defense Forces in Abela area.
Immediately after the NRM party Electoral Commission called for elections in Okore Sub County, on local radio stations in Teso, supporters of Alupo and Akurut turned violent leading to the arrest of 18 people who are detained at Katakwi Police Station.
The conflict emanates from a piece of land measuring about 300 hectares where Iteso community have settled inside Napak district, along the border point. It is alleged that after selling land to the Iteso, some of the Bokora elites including local leaders mooted plans to recover the said land.
Simon Peter Oibi, the foreman who was also taken ill told URN that they were called by Akol to roof his house, whose roof was destroyed by wind.
According to Oibi, all the people that ate the food are hospitalised after presenting with diarrhea, vomiting and stomach ache.
Some of the residents were attacked from within their homes during curfew hours, according to Enomu. He explains that the officers didn’t only breach the presidential directive of not torturing residents but also broke into houses and causing harm.
The school headteacher Paul Omuut said that the student had health complications which could have triggered the reaction after the punishment, of three strokes, administered by the teacher. He said that the school was engaging the deceased’s parents on the matter.
Sophie Nampewo, Budget Policy Specialist at the Civil Society Budget Advocacy Group CSBAG while disseminating the report to the district stakeholders on Wednesday says the high and rising prevalence of Gender Based Violence cases is manifesting in various forms including physical violence.