The LC ! CHairman Paul Batambuze said: "Nabirye reported to us how Tenywa had subjected her and the children to inhumane treatment, however, all efforts of arresting him failed, since he could stealthily escape from us."
Muzafalu Mbago, a street vendor within the area, says that two of the gunmen first masqueraded as customers and entered the shop before their accomplices who had parked outside the shop for close to 15 minutes joined them.
The suspects who are locked up at Kiira East-Central police station are Paul Kalimungabo and Ramadhan Kapeere. They were picked up on Wednesday morning after residents who saw Kalimungabo depart with Mukisa tipped off police authorities.
Eight other students collapsed following the loss of their property and were rushed to Jinja Regional Referral Hospital for further management. It is reported that the fire broke out in the boys' dormitories around 7:00 pm.
A source from the records department told URN on condition of anonymity that some health workers blocked them from availing the health ministry the exact number of the cylinders, which had been donated to the hospital by well-wishers.
The fire started at 9 p.m. and went on until midnight razed one of the clothing stores which had newly stocked bales of secondhand clothing and shoes. Police’s fire and rescue services unit, alongside Red Cross officials, contained the fire before spreading to the surrounding units within the market.
A security guard, who spoke on condition of anonymity says that most of the essential footage, which would help police to identify the prime suspects in this matter, was deleted from the hospital's CCTV servers, which has slowed down the investigations.
Preliminary investigations show that although Otema never fired any live ammunition throughout his illegal operations, he used the firearm to scare off his unsuspecting victims. The recovered firearm is registration number; SR UG PSO 400086813452.
Bakita has since reportedly confessed to having planned together with her boyfriend a month ago, whose identities have been withheld, to sacrifice a female child to appease the gods, who would, in turn, award them wealth.
The guns were recovered from Buwekula Ward, in Northern Division following a series of joint operations led by the Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence-CMI, flying squad, and crime intelligence officers attached to Kiira region territorial policing area.
Kiira rehional police spokesman James Mubi says the exercise of expelling the commercial sex workers will involve partnerships with village chairpersons, who shall identify their hideouts and notify responsible police authorities to take action.
During the scuffle, Ngobi reportedly stabbed Kwewana with a knife in the neck and fled into hiding. Kwewana bled profusely and was rushed to Jinja Regional Referral Hospital emergency unit for further management.
The administrators noted that children's brains are active, with a lot of interest in playing, and mingling amongst themselves without adhering to the recommended COVID-19 Standard Operating Procedures.
Reports indicate that 45 kiosks were razed in the early morning fire. Despite efforts to contain its’ spread by both police firefighters and well-wishers, the traders were unable to rescue part of their merchandise.