Mujuni says children as young as five years of age were cited at the National Scouts Camping site in Kaazi, a suburb of Wakiso district during this year’s national competition. This he says is against scouting guidelines.
The soldiers handed over Ntale and the three civilians identified as Elvis Bagyananseko, Dennis Kalulu and Joshua Kalulu to Mayuge police station. The two royal guards whose identities have been withheld were detained in the forest.
The Jinja Zone UPDF spokesperson, George Musinguzi says that they are conducting both day and night search for the body of their colleague. The main search area is around the Owen falls dam which has been cordoned off and restricted from fishermen, tourists, and other water users.
Uganda’s forest cover has been depleted to 8% up from 24% in 1990s, largely attributed to human encroachment for different activities such as tree cutting for charcoal and timber as well as agriculture.
Police also say a pickup truck from Ofua refugee camp in Rhino camp is also said to have been swept off together with four people on board as it also tried to cross River Enyau on Monday to Omugo camp.
The Katabi Town Council Chairperson, Ronald Gavins Kalema, says all developments that are in a 200-meter buffer zone must have environmental impact assessments from the National Environment Management Authority NEMA, which most developers dont have.
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.