The deceased have been identified as Izac Wejuli aged 21 years, Brian Ologe of 21 and Derrick Wabwire aged 16 years while the survivors admitted are Edrisa Wamunga 14, Misach Kwagala, 14, David Wakumba 15, Juma Jackson 14 and Osman Egesa who is 15 years. They are all residents of Buchicha and Solo C villages in Western division of Busia Municipality.
Caroline Natoch, the nurse in-charge NICU room, says that the two incubators have problems of missing parts. They don’t produce required temperature and lack insulation that helps to give oxygen from the outside nose to the premature.
According to statistics more than 114 cases of child trafficking and disappearance have been reported from July to September 2021. The statistics indicate that in July 43 children below 15 years were trafficked, 34 in August, and 37 in September.
The suspects have been identified as Denis Omar 27, a resident of Abochete village, and Robert Omedi 26, a resident of Syonga village in Sikuda sub-county. They are accused of allegedly killing Steven Egesa, a money changer at Mawero Market.
In Busia district, a litre of petrol at a pump fuel station costs between Shillings 4,530 and 46,10 up from Shillings 3,670 while those vending in plastic bottles have hiked a liter from Shillings 3,800 to between Shillings 4,700 and 4,800.
Dr. Mathias Wabwire Panyako, the Busia District health officer says that the hospital registers over 120 new diabetes cases and at least two deaths monthly. Wabwire says that this is more than double the number of cases they registered previously
The deceased’s brother, Fred Bwire says that they were informed about the attack on his sibling by people at the scene. He says that upon their arrival, they found his brother in the pool of blood and tried to rush him to the hospital to save his life in vain.
Construction of the 300 Million Shillings maternity ward started in July 2020 and was supposed to end by July 2021. It was funded by the Ministry of Health under maternal health and child care services.
The suspect has been identified as Ekisa Philip, a resident of Alupe village, Mawero parish in Buteba sub-county. He is accused of disguising as the Alupe village chairman, forming his village committee and forging the office stamp.
The fishmongers are also protesting the decision by Ugandan government authorities to impound goods in transit. They want relevant Uganda and Kenyan authorities to address the challenges they are facing to facilitate smooth trade between the two countries.
Charles Wanyama Hasuben, the Buhehe Sub-county LC 3 chairperson, says that the suspect deployed himself in the Sub-county on October 10, 2021. He explains that upon arrival at Buhehe police station, the suspect claimed that the Busia District Police Commander had deployed him.