Vanilla is a high-value crop with a kilogram of vanilla going for as much as 250,000 Shillings and more on the global market. Kasese which is one of the lead producers of the crop has been struggling to contain vanilla theft.
The Rwenzori East Police Spokesperson, Vincent Twesige, says the rally will not take place since it hasn’t been cleared by the Inspector General of Police.
However, according to Rwenzori East Police Spokesperson, Vincent Twesige the opposition party has not yet gotten clearance from the office of the Inspector General of Police.
Vincent Twesige, the Rwenzori East Region Police Spokesperson, says Kaseru succumbed to gunshot wounds he sustained when he attempted to confront thugs who raided the vanilla garden he was guarding in the wee hours of Monday.
The AK-47 gun was dumped at Kabuyiri cell of Mpondwe-Lhubiriha Town Council by unknown people. According to Rwenzori East Regional Police Spokesperson, Vincent Twesige, the gun was recovered by security operatives while conducting a night operation.
The police constable George Okalango is alleged to have been defiling the girl, a pupil at Rock Primary School in Kasese town. The minor has been staying in the Police barracks with her mothers sister who is also married to a police officer.
Gideon Sanyu Ntabose, the organizer of the cultural festival who also doubles as Kasese District LC V Vice Chairman accuses police of dishonesty. Ntabose insists that he notified police about the festival and accuses the force of acting on rumors.
The bus registration number UAS 937Y belonging to Pokopoko Transport Company Limited was heading to Kasese from Kampala. The accident happened on Friday evening at Kagorogoro in Rugombe sub county of Kyenjojo district.
The call was made by Godfrey Kule Kiwedde, the Executive Director of Centre for Hope and Life in and After Prison Initiative, Uganda, a non-government organisation that promotes Restorative justice reforms and legal aid support to persons caught up against the law.
Wilson Ngene, a human rights activist with Human Rights Network HURINET believes some of the homicides are as a result of moral decadence. Ngene says there is need for society and parents to do more to groom their children into responsible citizens.
While meeting residents of Kaswa Village in Bwesumbu Sub County on Tuesday, Rwenzori East Regional Police Commander Julius Ceasar Tusingwire said they have information that many former royal guards are hiding for fear of being arrested by security agencies.