According to Twine, suspects are mostly foreigners from the Democratic Republic of Congo-DRC (5), Cameroon, (2) Nigerians and (1) Ugandan. The Congolese came to Uganda as refugees. During the operation, police also recovered brass rods, powder and fake gold and different oils.
The Electoral Commission Spokesperson, Paul Bukenya, said they have no business with investigations being done by a recognized agency like CID. Bukenya adds that DR forms are public documents that can be used by any person at any time.
According to preliminary information, police found the deceased partying together with others at Kanyipe trading center on the orders of the village chairperson, Simon Okolong. The chairperson allegedly ordered his residents to drink and dance overnight at will.
Grace Nachap, one of the residents says security personnel forced her into the coldness together with her child. "It was around 4 am when I was trying to open my door to come and help myself; I saw soldiers and police deployed around every house. I was ordered to get back inside my houses I got confused because I didn't know what was happening," she said.
Speaking to URN on Thursday, Adyama said they have started identifying three boys and girls for each village to provide police information on the banned practice. “These youth will help us to know the corridors where these surgeons hide and circumcise women and young girls because they are also natives of this region,” he said.
Moses Twakiire, an eye witness says that it all started when Gaudesia Bamwangiraki made an alarm around 9:00 AM about the disappearance of his cow. Shortly after reporting the matter at Bubaare police post, it was discovered that Barekye Bamwangiraki’s son had stolen the cow and sold it to Martin Ndyomugyenyi, a resident of Bubare trading centre.
"Her home was five minutes away from the mobile money kiosk," says village chairman Henry Galiwango. "She had just opened her door when they shot her because she died with an open padlock in one of her hands.
Martial Tumusiime, the Greater Bushenyi Police spokesperson, says the deceased’s father, Charles Kahuhe filed a case of threatening violence at Kitagata police station on Tuesday evening. In his complaint, Kahuhe claimed that the deceased had threatened to kill him, his sibling and their casual labourer.
Idede explains that when she dropped out of school due to school fees challenges, father Eguma approached her grandfather in Indika village, Ludara sub-county in Koboko district asking to stay with her at the parish. According to Idede, while at the parish she initially stayed with the cooks but the curate later offered her a private room.
Jude Wandera, the Spokesperson of UPDF in the Elgon and Bukedi sub-regions identified the deserter as 45-year-old Francis Musau Kapchekweko. According to Wandera, Kapchekweko deserted the army several years ago.
CID Spokesperson Charles Twine said the motorcycles will increase efficiency in conducting investigations since many detectives could spend a lot of time trying to find means to reach crimes scenes in remote areas.
Sebastian Mpagi, the Kiziba village LC 1 Chairman, says that Namagembe has since asked for a letter recommending them to settle in another village because of the tension following last week’s attack. Mpagi explained that Namagembe left the village on Monday this week with her grandchildren but they didn’t tell him where they were heading.
Data for three years shows thugs stole 5,630 phones in 2019 which were worth 4.29 Billion Shillings. However, police investigators including the cyber-crime unit ably recovered mobile phones worth 654 Million Shillings.
Samson Kasasira, the Rwizi Regional Police Spokesperson declined to divulge the names of the other suspects noting that the rest of the family members are in custody at Rubare police station for their own safety.
According to Longole, the suspect had been picked up from Kangole town council for attempted rape. "While at Kangole Police station one of our officers said he knew the suspect and that he wouldn’t but shortly after, the suspect jumped and grabbed a gun from the officer and took off," he explained.