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Cattle Rustlers Kill Two in Bulambuli

Evelyn Mulokwa, the LCIII chairperson Bumufuni sub county says that the anti-stock safety unit in Bulambuli is understaffed and cannot man the entire area to overcome the suspected Karamajong raiders.
Suspected cattle rustlers have raided residents of Bumufuni sub county Bulambuli district in two separate attacks leaving two people dead and 16 heads of cattle stolen.

    

The deceased have been identified as Daniel Wamalwa a resident who was killed while grazing cattle in Ngoyo village and the other whose identity is not certain who was attacked at his home on Sunday night and killed by armed rustlers. 

    

According to residents the two separate attacks have created fear among them with others fleeing for their lives.   

  

Evelyn Mulokwa, the LCIII chairperson Bumufuni sub county says that even given the surrounding barracks and detaches, the security manpower is inadequate and cannot counter attack the armed rustlers. 

    

Mulokwa noted that the anti-stock safety unit personnel in Bulambuli are understaffed and cannot man the entire area to overcome the suspected Karamajong raiders. 

    

George Wamalwa, a resident of Bumufuni blames the attacks on the police and UPDF in Bulambuli for failure to respond and beef up security despite several alarms and alerts by the residents.  

  

Peter Paaks Pek, the Resident District Commissioner for Bulambuli says his office plans to organize an emergency security meeting with the locals to address the matter.  Paaks rallied locals to be vigilant and embrace neighborhood watch in order to safeguard their property.    

Bulambuli district has severally been attacked by armed cattle rustlers and more than 35,000 heads of cattle are reported missing since 1987. 

  

Efforts to get a comment from the zonal anti stock safety unit Commander for Sironko and Bulambuli districts were futile as he didn't respond to our repeated calls.