The East Kyoga Regional Police Spokesman, Oscar Gregg Ageca, says that the Police also impounded the Fuso Truck registration number UBH 426D that was being used to carry the pipes.
A boda- boda man vending water in Kaberamaido.
Five people have been
arrested for allegedly vandalizing pipes connecting water to Kalaki and
Kaberamaido districts. The arrest follows a severe water crisis that hit
Kaberamaido and Soroti districts for more than one month.
The suspects are Robert Kato, Samuel Lukyamuzi, Reuben Magezi, and Justus
Nsiznya, all from Kampala.
The East Kyoga Regional
Police Spokesman, Oscar Gregg Ageca, says that the Police also impounded the
Fuso Truck registration number UBH 426D that was being used to carry the pipes.
It's alleged that the
suspects vandalized pipes at Olyacha swamp in Olyacha Cell, Kalaki town council. The group is reported to have parked the
truck at the roadside along the swamp boundaries and vandalized pipes,
but they were cited by some residents who tipped the police.
Ageca adds says that when the Police reached the swamp, the suspects had
“Through intelligence and
use of the closed-circuit cameras (CCTV) the individuals were arrested in Awoja
in Soroti district in possession of 19 water pipes”, Ageca said.
He added that the police have been investigating four different cases of theft
of 24 pipes along Soroti- Lira Road. The pipes are valued at 30 Million Shillings.
National Water and Sewerage Corporation-NWSC have been struggling to supply
water, especially in Kaberamaido for more than one month following continued
vandalism of pipes.
Bureau Chief, Soroti
Living the Pen