Some claim that most of their members are illiterate, yet all the money request forms are written in English, and they lack timely guidance from the project supervisors and so they hired local government employees to fill these forms for them at a fee of 50,000 Shillings per form.
Walyomu’s lawyer, Ben Ssemanda told URN that his client complied with all the legal requirements while changing his name in 2009, adding that there was no need for the petitioner to sue him over the same.
The operations were prompted by leads provided by Paul Ogesa, the overall leader of Wakanda, a criminal gang, which specializes in snatching bags from women, house break-ins, drug abuse and syndicated aggravated robberies. The suspects surround villages armed with machetes and order their victims to surrender their valuables.
Stella Naigaga, a saloon operator says that one of the VHTs confiscated her national ID under unclear circumstances. “They registered me alongside my other five workmates but after our 30 minute’s engagement, the VHT member sped off with our IDs claiming that they were a requirement to expedite the release of the relief funds to the beneficiaries,” she said.
According to Constance Taaka, a family member, Awori, dug his own grave to prepare for his death about ten years ago. Taaka says that Awori preferred his body to be buried in a quiet place of his choice.
The dead who are residents of Sagit island in Jaguzi sub-county, Mayuge district have been identified as Patrick Wambi aged 35 years, his wife, Brenda Nantanda aged 28 years, their two children, Emmanuel Wamuno aged four years and a two- year- old, Benjamin Masaba.
Angry residents of Nawansega village in Ibulanku Sub County lynched 27-year-old Emmanuel Wamuko this morning. Trouble for Wamuko started when he attempted to sell off two goats he is suspected to have stolen from the community. He was picked up by residents and handed over to police.
The duo made the call while addressing party delegates from the 11 districts of Busoga region in Ambercourt gardens on Friday. This is part of the joint campaigns being held by the two presidential aspirants, for a choice of who will face off with contenders from other political parties, in the forthcoming presidential elections.
The suspects, who were paraded at Gadaffi barracks this morning, confessed to owning army uniforms denied being in possession of firearms. Edwin Mawanda, the Jinja Zone UPDF spokesperson, says the suspects have been terrorising people in Kamuli, Luuka and Jinja district.