the couple used to be peaceful and a source of inspiration for many young families within the area. However, following the covid-19 lockdown in which Byakika lost his bar business and started living permanently with his wife, the two started engaging in endless fights.
“A woman whom we are yet to identify opened a kiosk in this area yesterday (Friday). She hired electricians to illegally connect power in her premises, which I highly think might have been the main trigger behind today’s electricity circuit,” he said.
Mulawa Waiswa, a resident within the area says that the crash has resulted into panic within their community and most of the parents have resolved to locking up their children inside the houses, as a means of deterring them from being exposed to the accident scene.
In September, Finance Minister, Matia Kasaijja, alongside other leaders and sugarcane farmers within Busoga sub-region held a joint meeting where they revealed that the government was committed to constructing a Shillings 135 billion sugar plant in Luuka district to take up the surplus cane.
During the scuffle to rescue the victims, Kasolo shot dead Yosam Namwindo, one of the residents in the area. As a result, residents turned their wrath on the constable and lynched him to avenge Namwindo’s death.
Kasolo met his death on Sunday evening after shooting dead Yosam Namwindo. It all started when Namwindo hired traditionalists who accused his neighbours Alex Muyinda and Joseph Oju of bringing evil spirits that were traumatizing the whole village and causing misfortunes.
The teen was rescued in an operation carried out in Budhumbuli cell, Bugembe where the couple was renting for the past year. The operation followed a tipoff from neighbours who accused the young couple of abusing drugs, engaging in endless fights and being unruly.
The residents say that ever since the president declared the nationwide lockdown, Tamulina who claimed to be working with police, has been using logs to stage illegal roadblocks along the Buhatandu-Bungecha road with the aim of harassing and extorting money from unsuspecting members of the public.
Police detectives who conducted a search at the suspect’s home recovered six phones, eight sim cards and a counter book in which Ssentamu is believed to have been recording phone contacts alongside other particulars of his potential victims.
Juliet Babirye, one of the victims, says the eatery sells affordable mudfish and none of them ever suspected that the owner would serve them snake meat. “We always eat mudfish from this local eatery, since the owner sells to us reasonable boiled pieces of fish at 500 Shillings each, but, it surprised me that, he would stoop this low and sell to us snake meat instead,” she said.