Muhammad Nsubuga, the Masaka Region Police Spokesperson, confirmed Nayebare’s arrest, saying the baby was in good health by the time police found him. Wasike has already been reunited with his mother sending the community members into hours of chanting with praises for the police for the good work.
Andrew Timothy Kamugasha, the Lyantonde District Probation Officer, says that they are faced with a heavy burden of stopping the vice and blames it on communities that are reluctant to fully support efforts aimed at reversing the trend.
It is said that Nayebare had rented a room next to Nakawuka which she occupied for four days before she disappeared with the baby. According to Nakauka, she had told Nayebare to keep around because the baby was to breastfeed shortly after she completed her house chores.
Catherine Kamwiine, the Lyantonde Resident District Commissioner, says that the task force is stranded due to a lack of funds. She adds that they may lose the fight against the pandemic without funds to run different operations mainly testing and follow-up on patients in hard-to-reach communities.
Denis Odoki, the Lyantonde District Police Commander, says they have so far arrested 14 members of the group which was trading as Global Alliance In Motion, an organisation that was later found to be non-existent. Before their arrest, the group paid for radio announcements for job opportunities which they purportedly had at their factory and main office in Lyantonde.
According to Dr. Ronald Bameka, the District Veterinary Officer -DVO, they relaxed the quarantine only in the town council which has no FMD case; Kyemamba, Mpummudde, Lyakajura and Kasagama sub-counties will remain quarantined as they continue assessing the FMD situation
It is said that Paul Kivumagana died from a strange ailment in 1921 and his body was buried in the hospital cemetery after failing to trace his family members. But the family now says that the spirit of the deceased is haunting them, as he demands a decent burial.
“On Friday he called some business associates who he supplied pork asking them to pay him. So they told him to pick the money on Saturday. So we think those that killed him wanted the money he had just collected, what we don’t know is whether they trailed him from Lyantonde or Mbarara,” he said.
Dr. Ronald Bameka, the Lyantonde District Veterinary Officer-DVO, says that they have vaccinated animals on several farms in Kanshagama, which was the most affected. The FMD resurgence found the vaccination campaign ongoing prompting the veterinary officers to expedite the exercise.
The latest incident is the case of a seven months baby whose body was discovered in a bush at Kijjukizo B village in Lyantonde town council on Tuesday. Kamugasha says the body was discovered by herdsmen who immediately notified the residents and local authorities.
It is alleged that the suspects Dennis Kiberu, who was driving a Premio vehicle registration number UBD 184N from Lyantonde town to take them to Kasambya village to purportedly pick up a patient from a shrine. However, when they reached a secluded area, they told him to stop. They suddenly grabbed and tied him.
According to Dr. Ronald Bameka, the District Veterinary Officer (DVO), more than 500 animals especially cows and goats are infected adding that they decided to close all beef, mutton, goat’s meat butcheries, pork joints and meat-roasting stalls and cattle markets to control the spread.