According to eyewitnesses, the accident occurred when a speeding taxi registration number UBH 654J lost control and hit the four who were trying to cross the road. The deceased persons were from collecting firewood in a nearby forest.
Expedito Magezi, the line Engineer with Bundibugyo Energy Cooperative society told URN on the phone that due to coronavirus pandemic and the effects of the lockdown, they scaled down on monitoring, which has fueled illegal connections.
During an operation conducted in the districts of Bundibugyo, Bunyangabu, Ntoroko, Kabarole, Kyegegwa, Kyenjojo, Mityana, Kasanda and Mubende, NDA also has impounded 25 boxes of veterinary medicines estimated at 53.7 Million Shillings.
Taban explains that from the information he has so far gathered, the incident happened around 3am on Tuesday morning when armed robbers attacked the home of Elishia Murosha in Bakuluye village while he attending a vigil for his departed village mate.
Swaib Tabani, the acting District Police Commander DPC identified the deceased as Enock Muhindo and his sister who is yet to be identified, got injured. The two are children of a one Gorret, is a resident of Kitui Cell, Bundibugyo town council.
According to Taban, the 36-year-old Birungi is wanting for hitting his 70-year-old mother, Cecilia Kabatooro with a hoe on the head at around 10am on Monday. He threatened to kill whoever attempts to rescue her.
Geoffrey Mucunguzi, the Bundibugyo Resident District Commissioner, says his office has not received any complaints against crime preventers. Mucunguzi wants the residents to collaborate with the crime preventers and the police to avert conflicts in the area.
The guards have been identified as Tom Amon Bazalirwaki, a resident of Izahura village in Harugale Sub County, Bundibugyo District and Frank Alinda, a resident of Kyezera, Mugusu sub county in Kabarole district.They were discovered dead at 5:30am on Wednesday by residents of Kaidole village, Bundibugyo town council.
Charles Mwesige, a resident of Bubukwanga Sub County says that he is worried if community policing is not implemented, tensions are likely to flare up again. Mwesige explains that the two tribes still accuse each other of being at the center of the conflicts
President Museveni told the residents that the army will be deployed in the mountains to protect the communities from further attacks. He also warned the local leaders to stop inciting the communities to engage in criminal activities.