The late Mwangale 30, was the Manager of Monitoring and Evaluation at the Mbale Regional Office of Baylor Uganda. By the time of his death, Mwangale was pursuing a master’s degree in Statistics at Makerere University.
Betty Nesihwe, the Butaleja District Senior Probation Officer told URN in an interview last month that several defilement cases are resolved by local council village leaders in connivance with the parents who want money and bride price.
He also said police is hunting for the minor’s father who is on the run and all other people who were involved in the marriage to have them aligned in Courts of law.
Umar Kangole, the LC I chairperson of Nambili village in Budumba sub-county, says that the police has not helped them to fight the cattle thefts noting that the police don't patrol all the sub-counties in the district.
Bwebale said that government has given motorcycles and bicycles to the leaders in order to enhance mobilization and reach out to the people to ensure they embrace government programs, noting that since government has enhanced on their facilitation, their output should be much higher than before.
The family head, Yowas Hyuha, says that the former headmaster of Bugisa primary school, Moses Hirya, together with the then Board Chairperson, Rev. Anania Higenyi approached them in 2017 asking for two acres of land to host the classroom blocks and promised to compensate them Shillings12.25 million.
Yusuf Mutembuli, the Bunyole East MP said that the government should delay their decision for the next 20 years to prepare the affected famers for another source of livelihood.
Mutembuli said the people of Butaleja have lived and survived on rice growing and the ban by government on the use of wetlands is unfair since they have not been given any alternative activities adding that such alternatives may make people to voluntarily vacate the wetlands.
According to Rachel Namanja, the deceased’s sister, her sibling has been struggling with an unknown illness for the last one week. She said that when her sister started to feel unwell, she was admitted at Butaleja Hospital but when her condition worsened, she was referred to Mount Elgon Hospital in Mbale but they were never given a diagnosis of the disease.
Butaleja Resident District Commissioner, Stanley Bayoole told URN on the phone that the shooting was prompted by unruly and rowdy traders who were adamant about the curfew time. He says that rowdy residents pelted police officers with stones prompting them to open fire.
According to Police, the deceased’s colleagues found his lifeless body lying in front of the pump around 4:00 AM. The Bukedi South Police Spokesperson, Moses Mugwe told URN that the security guard at the fuel pump station, Asuman Guloba reported Wandage’s murder to the police.
Rosemary Wamailu, one of the leaders in the church who is also the district councillor for Butaleja town council identified one of the dead as 60-year-old Angela Malwa a resident of Busasi village in Butaleja town council.