The installation of Otaya, 66, comes after several futile attempts since 2021. Otaya, an educationist now sets autonomy of the Kumam community from the Iteso Cultural Union- ICU under Emorimor as paramount chief.
George William Omuge, the Chairperson of the Kumam General Assembly, the body steering the election process and installation of Won Ateker Papa Kumam says that there was delay in the submission of resolutions from some sub counties in Amolatar and Dokolo districts which make part of the Kumam Cultural Heritage.
Egunyu served as Soroti district LC V Chairperson for two terms before crossing to contest as City Mayor in 2021 where he lost to the FDC’s Joshua Edogu. Before becoming the district chairperson, Egunyu was the mayor of the then Soroti Municipality, a position he held for 10 years.
Those arrested include the son to the deceased, Joseph Angai, 24 and his neighbour, Christopher Epasu, 27. The duo, with another still at large, Robert Opige, 25 allegedly beat to comma, Norah Alapo after she was reportedly found in sexual act with a neigbour, John Ademu, 52, by the roadside.
Ongalo, with the help of some parents, locked the office of the headteacher, Catherine Annet Eunyu on Monday. Ongalo faults Eunyu for misconduct including absenteeism, mismanagement of UPE funds, and arrogance.
The most affected roads are located in low lying areas near the shores of Lake Kyoga. They have been submerged with water for close to two years now. In the Serere district, more than ten roads have completely been cut off, making transport to areas like Atiira, Kagwara, Odapakol, Kateta and others very difficult.
Ejwau, the Oriamo sub-county male councillor, says that his sub-county continues to seek health services from Alwa, the mother sub-county. He says that more than 15,000 people are cut off by rising water levels from Lake Kyoga.
The council meeting was pushed to Wednesday, next week after it emerged that Rogers Ejotu, the Clerk to Council in Kaberamaido didn't do his job of preparing documents and reports for councilors to deliberate on during the meeting. Ejotu is reported to have travelled to Soroti for a workshop, according his boss, John Stephen Kasada, the Chief Administrative Officer- CAO of Kaberamaido.
Asio’s body was discovered in a septic tank on September 9, 2021 at her matrimonial home in Muyenga, Kampala. She went missing on January 6, 2021 and the search for her whereabouts continued by the police and relatives until September.
The Community Liaison Officer of UWA under Elgon Region, Jimmy Tinkansimire confirmed the decision when the team visited the home of the deceased on Tuesday to commiserate with the family. The team met the family of the deceased and the leadership of Okile sub county and of Kaberamaido district.
Esep who is a fisherman had reported that his son, Ivan Oluka, had been attacked by the crocodile on Sunday night when they went fishing in Lake Kyoga. But after the body was retrieved from the water on Tuesday evening, there wasn't even scratch on the teenager’s body except a broken neck.
The officers include Norman Etolu, the Parish Chief in Kobulubulu Sub County, Geofringo Geofrey Egadu, the Parish Chief in Aperkira Sub County and Raymond Eboyu a.k.a Charles Raymond Elyau, the Assistant Accountant, Ochero sub County. Etolu and Egadu are accused of forging diploma papers to get jobs as Parish Chiefs while Eboyu is accused of living and working under impersonation for 37 years.
The chairperson of the boda boda operators William Owae indicated in his letter that the police have created a very hard situation for public transport to the extent of turning every police check point into a money making point regardless of the traffic offences committed.
Paul Ewoyu, the Aperikira sub-county LC III chairperson, says that the deceased made one alarm after the attack before the crocodile dragged him into the water. He says that some residents are forced into such risky fishing methods due to the biting hunger that has already hit several families resulting from the prolonged dry spell.
Reports from Asana Village indicate that Okello, who was in the company of his two peers, went into the lake to cast nets in the evening. However, as they were casting the nets, a crocodile snatched Okello and dived with him into the waters.
According to Charles Ebayu Ocen, the chairperson of Kumam Cultural Heritage, the Kumam elders started seeking recognition in 1989 under the leadership of Mzee Joseph Ekemu, the former Kaberamaido County Member of Parliament who also served as Attorney General between 1997/1998 before his arrest over the allegations of corruption.