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.
Preliminary investigations indicate that Ekou asked VHTs to sign a payment voucher reading 150,000 Shillings but only gave them 97,000 Shillings or less. Most of the affected VHTs are from Kachumbala County in the sub counties of Aligoi, Kachumbala, Kamuge and Kongunga, among others.
Geoffrey Okiswa, the Resident District Commissioner of Bukedea says the officer was arrested because of professional negligence and laziness. He says that the district received 103, 600 hoes from NAADs Secretariat which were distributed across the district. Okiswa says Aligoi was the last sub county to receive hoes when a deficit of hoes realized.
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.
Emmanuel Elimu, the Senior Probation Officer Bukedea District, says the figures were extracted from Police and antenatal visits in various Health facilities covering the period between April and September this year.
Kyoga Regional Police Spokesperson Michael Odongo identified the deceased as John Okoboi 34, the house head, his wife Florence Ajimo, a relative Dinah Kayaye, and the children; Anna Adongo, Charles Okwalinga, Joy Apolot 2 and Alfred Okidi. The children were aged between 2 months and 6 years.
Tom Keith Eyaku, the Bukedea District police commander, says they received information that Anita Among had connived with one of the officials from the Electoral Commission to gain entrance into the offices for yet unknown motive.