Jovia Asiimwe, one of the concerned locals from Karambi village says that trekking 20 kilometers for people especially pregnant mothers to Kihihi health Centre IV is a very big burden. Asiimwe says that what annoys them most is they when they reach at Kihihi Health Centre IV health workers start accusing them of not visiting nearby health Centre IIs and III, yet there is nothing.
The deceased has been identified as Samuel Black, a resident of Katoma village in Isandara B Parish, Buititi Sub County in Kyenjojo district. James Kawalya, the Kyenjojo District Police Commander, says their findings show that Major Brown Mwebesa was speeding at the time of the accident.
More girls are reportedly dropping out of school as a result of early pregnancies and marriage while the boys drop out to engage in agriculture. Records indicate that teenage pregnancies in the district stand at 30 percent, higher than the national rate of 25 percent.
Lydia Tumushabe, the Rwenzori Regional Police Spokesperson, identified the dead as Michael Amanyire and his six year-old son Chris Junior. The other is a Korean national whose identities are not yet known.
Electoral Commission officials led by Barbara Mulimbira, the Kyenjojo district registrar and Margaret Kugonza, the registrar Kyegegwa, went to Kyenjojo FM and Kyenjojo Development radio in Kyenjojo town at around 1pm to encourage voters to participate in the elections following a low voter turnout.
High population growth in Kyenjojo district is causing scarcity of agricultural land, farmers say. Tea and maize are the major crops grown in the district but farmers are facing difficulties growing the crops on a large scale because of the scarcity of land.