The school’s fringes are covered in deflated sachets of various types of alcoholic drinks, used condoms and sometimes, women’s lingerie. According to school authorities, gangs take over the school premises from as early as 5 p.m., threatening learners and their teachers with rape if they do not vacate the buildings.
Yosiya Bakibesemu, the driver of the ill-fated truck, says he lost control of the truck when his braking system jammed. All the six occupants of the truck escaped unhurt. According to Bakibesemu, they were ferrying bananas from the weekly Kamu market in Kapchorwa to Iganga district.
Rogers Taitika, the Sipi Region Police Spokesperson, says 17 other accident victims are still in danger while five are recuperating. He says four other victims have been transferred to Kampala for better management.
The school located in Northern Division, Mbale Municipality is likely to lose part of tits land to Private investors following resolutions passed in a special council meeting held on November 28. The resolution followed recommendations of the works committee which recommended that part of the school land be given to Kumi Road Market Vendors for development.
Dr. Jonathan Wangisi Massa, the Mbale District Health Officer blames the outbreak on mothers who dont complete the immunisation cycle for their children especially in the sub counties without health facilities.
Enock Musundi, the former BCU Chairperson and Member of the Vetting Committee asked farmers to desist from using their Annual General Meeting for the election of new board members but rather evaluate how the union performed in the previous year.
Trouble started after the RDC who chaired the meeting opened it up for reactions from the member. Some of the members started raising concern on how they should get money from the president just like people in other parts of the country have benefited.
According to residents, the machete wielding thugs stormed the homes of their victims at around 11:00 pm on Monday evening and moved house to house. They robbed household items and money from their victims before hacking them.