The injured are identified as Sharif Rogota 7, Mudashiri Raisi 10, Habib 10, Yusuf Lega 10, and Lucky Yasir 12, all pupils of Nile Junior Nursery and Primary school. They are now admitted at Koboko Hospital for treatment of injuries.
Eric Moses, the Project Committee Chairperson, says that the delayed implementation of the project has created suspicion among the beneficiaries that the funds could have been mismanaged. He says that although they opened a bank account and were given a cheque for the project, it is not clear when implementation will commence.
The School, located in Koboko District, is founded by the Church of Uganda under the Madi and West Nile Diocese. It's on the basis of its foundation that Rev. Tom Lemeri, the Chairperson of the Board of Governors rejected the appointment of Zubeir Data Ismail, as the school headteacher.
"These ox ploughs were brought under the presidential Pledges. Unfortunately, the beneficiaries were not identified. They just brought them and said, this was a presidential Pledge. So how do you begin to look for people?” Onzima noted.
Paul Aloro, one of the elders in Koboko and a former pilot during Amin’s regime, says that the airfield was established to link Uganda to the Democratic Republic of Congo and Sudan given the strategic location of the District. "It's now more than 30 years. I don't see planes landing there," Aloro said.
These include150 cases of physical violence, 130 cases of child neglect, 81 cases involving children in conflict with the law, 25 cases of defilement, 11 cases of rape, 11 cases of child abandonment and six cases of child-to-child sex.
According to Idede, Eguma has not been providing any support for their child ever since she returned from Arua city a year ago. Idede, a former S3 student of Logiri Girls Secondary School in the Arua district, says she has been brewing local waragi, which she sells to get money to provide for her child.
Josephine Angucia, the West Nile Region Police Spokesperson, says that three students are in the custody of Koboko central police station in connection to the clashes. According to Angucia, the clashes between the students of Nyangilia SS and Koboko Public SS resulted from a long-standing feud.
The students went on strike on Friday night after the school administration suspended one of their colleagues after he allegedly had a heated argument with one of the Police officers deployed to provide security at the school.
Dr. Wilson Sanya, the mayor of Koboko municipality, says that the chaos erupted at around 10 am when a URA enforcement team from the Oraba border shot and injured a Boda boda rider suspected to have been involved in fuel smuggling using their vehicle.
The prosecution told the court that Alia who hails from Ombaci village in Koboko assaulted and injured his sister and also destroyed trees belonging to Patrick Efitre his for allegedly grabbing his land.
According to information obtained by our reporter, Majid met his death around 5 am on Friday morning when a police officer from Abuku police station opened fire during an operation to arrest his brother, Tairi Ali, who they wanted for raping and defiling a teenager.