Alfred Onenchan, the second in Command at Kaiso Immigration offices in Hoima district, says they are unable to patrol all landing sites due to manpower gaps. He says as a result, some Congolese Nationals use illegal landing sites to sneak into the country.
The suspects whose names have been concealed for fear of jeopardizing police investigations are accused of allegedly murdering Domian Byaruhanga, a resident of Kifumura village in Kyohairwe parish Buhanika sub county of Hoima district.
Julius Hakiza, the Albertine Region Police spokesperson, security officials in the region are bothered by the increasing murder cases. He attributes the murders to land wrangles, domestic violence witchcraft, property disputes and alcohol abuse among others.
The application was filed by Ismail Kasule who contested on the Alliance for National Transformation (ANT) party ticket, against Dr Joseph Ruyonga of the National Resistance Movement (NRM). Ruyonga emerged winner of the race with 6,396 votes against Kasule's 6,212 votes.
Kasule who has sued Ruyonga together with the Electoral Commission wants the court to order for a recount of all the votes cast in the Hoima West Division constituency parliamentary race and the cost of the application be paid for.
The other candidates in the race were Dan Kaija of Uganda People’s Congress-UPC who had 315 votes, Rashid Tumusiime of the National Unity Platform who managed 303 votes and Wyclif Tumusiime of the Forum for Democratic Change-FDC who came last with 215 votes.
Julius Hakiza, the Albertine Region Police spokesperson told Uganda Radio Network the suspects attacked and destroyed two vehicles belonging to Mugasa’s camp. They smashed the windscreens of both vehicles.
Vicente Ntegeka, one of the affected residents told Uganda Radio Network that Agaba has a title for land in the neighboring Kyabusagazi and Hanga villages but wants to use it to forcefully grab their land.