The suspects were picked-up in a joint security operation comprised of detectives from the Special Investigations Unit of Kireka and police officers from Kampala Metropolitan Police South areas of Katwe, Busabala and Kampala Metropolitan Police North parts of Masanafu and Nakulabye on Wednesday evening.
The priest had been trying to stop Badru Musoke, a resident at Muduuma village from bolstering the family’s ancestral grave yard with cement when other residents surrounded off the priest threatening to burn his car on top of beating him. Police officers from Mukono Police Division managed to reach at the scene on time to rescue the priest and escort him away.
Kampala Metropolitan Deputy Police spokesperson Luke Owoyesigyire said Wednesday’s operations was as a result of many people who had started flocking Kampala city center while others had started opening up their shops despite the closure on most businesses.
According to the Resident District Commissioner (RDC) Zombo Anthony Kajoyinji Mbyone , they will consider guarding the surveillance officers, but also deploying heavily at the border, although this calls for resources.
On a daily basis, traffic jam continues to increase along the main road of Kampala-Jinja Highway especially between the section of Seeta to Mbalala trading center, with majority of the private vehicles seen travelling lacking travel stickers or permits from any authorities.
Anne Grace Aleper, a resident of Bazzar village in North Division has lauded local leaders for voicing community problems including food insecurity. She explains that this season is disastrous because sunshine destroyed their crops.