"The fire broke out in the shops at around 10:00PM and there was timely response from police however, the fire was so big flames which deterred us from rescuing our property," says crafts dealer Fatia Nakigudde.
The suspects went on the streets on Friday and Saturday to protest operations against illegal power connections in the areas of Bugembe. They lit old tyres in the middle of the Jinja-Iganga highway, affecting traffic and businesses along the highway.
Security personnel comprised of both police and UPDF on Monday afternoon closed down shops whose owners had resolved to operate normally, despite the presidential directive to temporarily close some businesses.
The ban was later lifted, but with strict conditions on exporters as Kenyan authorities sought to curb shipping in of the cancer-causing aflatoxins. The country's agriculture ministry said that all maize importers would be required to be registered, and possess a certificate of conformity on aflatoxin levels for every consignment. The traders are also expected to issue details of their warehouses clearly explaining the mode of storage and drying.
Eye witnesses told URN on condition of anonymity that the deceased had gone to withdraw about Shillings 50,000 from a mobile money agent when he was rounded up by four men demanding that he surrenders his phone, which he resisted.
Maj. Joseph Ssebukera, the Commandant of the UPDF Fisheries Protection Unit on Eastern Lake Victoria, says the impounded nets carry electric current, which peels off fish skin causing it to die and float on the lake.
The National Medical Stores suppliers have decried the poor handling and reception of drugs delivered to Wakiso District which they say is putting t the drugs at risk of getting spoilt before they reach end-users.
Brig Ronald Bigirwa, the Commandant of the UPDF Service Brigade made the appeal while presiding over the graduation of 50 drivers and 52 store men at the UPDF School of Supply and Transport-SOST in Jinja district on Friday.
David Muwanguzi, the Iganga District Health Officer, says the fire destroyed anti-malaria drugs meant for seven health centers, saying they have been receiving drugs since last week and the last consignment was recorded on Monday night.
The officers were equipped with skills in repairing small guns like pistols, AK-47, and other fighter riffles during peace support operations and wartime periods. The trained officers carry the mandate of safeguarding firearms in the different armoury where they shall be deployed by their respective commanders.
It is alleged that, on Monday, the suspects intercepted Kenneth Wetaka’s car, Fuso registration number; UBD 415S which was carrying 10 tons of sugar valued at 131.6 million Shillings, undressed him and fled off with his property.
The arrest follows a series of robberies that occurred in several shops within the municipality. It is alleged that, the street children broke into wholesale shops and stole items that include clothes, soap, shoes and soft drinks among others.
Dr. Gino Abiriga, the Director Wananchi Clinic explained that he paid for the license but was yet to pick it from Kampala. His pleas to the team not to close his clinic and give him time to pick the license from Kampala fell on deaf ears.
Jacob Kkule, the Masaka District Police Commander, says they responded instantly and managed to recover Tomusanges car, which was abandoned at the crime scene. He reveals that police have also recovered two bullet cartridges from the scene to aide their investigations.