According to the traffic and road safety regulations, a driver of a vehicle is required to exercise extra care in approaching and traversing rail crossings and apply reasonable speed to enable him or her to stop if circumstances so require.
“As a community, we feel it is not safe for us but, we can’t do anything about it because those engaged in this business are powerful people. These youths plant Jerry cans in front of our shops and whenever trucks make stop overs. An average of 10 boys gather to interact with the drivers as they siphon fuel,” he said.
It is alleged that the deceased was jogging in the morning when unidentified people kidnapped and took him to Christ's Cathedral garden within Bugembe town Council, Jinja district where he is believed to have been stabbed twice in the stomach.
The more than 500 pilgrims started the journey on May 7, from the Dioceses of Gericho, Eldoret, Nyahururu, and Bungoma in Kenya, sailing through borders, hills and valleys, across the eastern part of Uganda. The roundabouts along the way served as their prayer alters, thanking God for the journey travelled, and committing the excursion ahead.
Rt. Rev. Samson Naimanhe, the Bishop of Busoga Diocese who led the thanksgiving service, called for the sensitisation of cane farmers in the region on each clause in the bill before it is discussed by parliament.
The abattoir employs 56 butchers who have scaled down on the number of slaughtered cows due to poor hygiene. According to the butchers, the number of livestock slaughtered at the abattoir has reduced from 10 to 5 daily.