Innocent Abongo, the Apac District Probation and Welfare Officer, attributes the increasing number of street children in the area to domestic violence. He says they are now considering handing over the street children to their respective families.
The trio was picked up on Sunday night by a team of Police officers from Kwania Central Police Station led by the District Internal Security Officer- DISO David Komakech for holding a campaign meeting in contravention of Covid-19 preventive guidelines.
The deceased have been identified as Joshua Okello 5 years old and the sister Tracy Among 2 years old. It is alleged that the mother of the deceased, identified as Rebecca Ajuru, was away to collect drinking water.
Lira District Police Commander Bernard Mugerwa dismisses the allegations as baseless, only that "...there was some confusion resulting from acts of hooliganism by the groups of people who had converged at the tally centre, we had to apply reasonable force to calm the situation, not necessarily extortion and torture as such ’’ he said.
Some of the vehicles intercepted include for Serere County aspirant, Phillip Oucor, Dakebela County Aspirant, Vincent Enomu, Soroti East Municipality Aspirant, Jimmy Ekemu and Soroti City Woman MP aspirant, Emily Amulo.
Sarah Amito, 26, a resident of Te-Gwana Parish in Gulu East City Division alleges that after she and her six other old school girls developed misunderstanding, in February 2020, they formed a WhatsApp group, which was used to tarnish her character.
The suspect reportedly assaulted his father Kizito Okite on Friday evening to avenge punishment by leaders of Okii-me-Okabo clan for alleged misconduct. It is alleged that Okite, who also doubled as the Village Vice-Chairperson, reported his son to the clan leaders following a misunderstanding.
George William Ochom, a lecturer of Sociology at Kampala University explains that out of human instincts, a sizeable number of Ugandans have become emotionally charged due to contemporary societal challenges and the perceived social imbalances. He cautions that such a disgruntled group tends to behave weirdly and is capable of becoming destructive to many things including their own life.
This morning, over 100 residents of Aboko parish in Aduku Sub County led a procession from Corner Aboko, which is over 2 kilometers away to Aduku town council with intentions of storming Kwania Central Police Station.
The seven were arrested on Monday 22nd June 2020.
The traffic police department of the region says that it has so far recorded 10 cases of fatal accidents, in which 11 lives were lost, 23 serious accidents, and 12 minor accidents during the entire period of the lockdown which started at the end of March.
The truck which was loaded with cement had a brake failure and knocked a tipper registration number UBG-149D, which was ahead of it before swerving off the road. In the process, four people who were found on the roadside sustained injuries, and several properties were destroyed.
He says the passengers and the owners of the motor vehicles impounded were charged and left to go on police bond but their motor vehicles will stay parked in the police yard of Central Police Station Mbarara.
On Tuesday, the army had to reinforce the police at the burial of Serere Principal Assistant Secretary, Patrick David Ejiku in Kamuda Sub County, Soroti District. The police had cleared only 100 people but many mourners turned up forcing police to disperse them.
The items which include a keyboard, projector, Chairs, public address system and musical instruments were stolen from All Saints Church of Uganda Ibuje Archdeaconary headquarters in West Lango Diocese, last Friday.