The former NURP founder members made the accusations through city lawyer, James Byamukama, who addressed journalists in Kampala on Tuesday. Byamukama said NURP has 395 members who claim that the party name was changed by only 51 members.
A statement by the newly appointed Defense Ministry Spokesperson, Brig Flavia Byekwaso, says although LDUs who have completed a fresher training are going to be redeployed, their role is restricted to strengthening night operations to curb crime.
However, the police responded by firing teargas at the supporters of Dr Charles Ayume, who in turn became rowdy and pelted stones at the officers. A police report released on Monday indicates that four of police officers sustained injuries in the fracas with one of the officers nursing a fractured limb.
A senior police officer, who participated in the hunt for the poachers in Murchison National Park particularly in Oyam and Nwoya, says CID resolved to handover Ongom to UPDF after investigations indicated that he is a military deserter.
Hundreds of Dr Ayume’s supporters marched through the streets of Koboko town on Sunday evening challenging the Police's failure to restrain Anite's supporters who held a procession on Saturday, to allegedly celebration a donation of an ambulance to the district.
The clashes started when a group of Bakonzo armed with spears and pangas attacked the Basongora pastoralists who were grazing cattle, blowing up a conflict that has been brewing for years. seven cows were looted during the raid.
Derrick Isabirye, who led a delegation of six family members to pitch camp at Umeme offices in Mukono, says they will not leave until they receive a proper explanation from the power distributors. He says it is unfair for Umeme to disown their relative, yet they have been contracting him to undertake various assignments.
A senior narcotics investigator said on black market a kilogram of heroine on average costs 10,000 United States Dollars. This means 123kg of heroine seized last year were valued 4.5 billion shillings.
One of the eyewitnesses Faizal Kigenyi says the workers had switched off the power supply before they started working on the faulty transformer. However, it is unclear how supply was reconnected at a time when the workers were still fixing the cables. They both died instantly.
CID and UPDF team led by Col Allan Kyagungu, head of National Task Force for Wildlife and ACP Francis Olugu, head of General Crimes Investigations, have recovered the guns in the districts of Nwoya and Oyam.
Henry Irumba, the LC 1 Chairperson Kaiso Landing site, says the families of the affected fishermen are experiencing untold suffering since they can no longer afford proving for their families.
The boats and Engines were confiscated in April this year after the boat owners defied a night-time ban on fishing activities on Lake Albert occasioned by the outbreak of COVID-19 Pandemic.
The accused officials include the Nakisunga Sub County LCIII Chairperson Mubarak Ssekikubo, Namuyenje LCI chairman Robinson Wampona, Defense Secretary William Bisaso, the Secretary for Information Bbosa Keeya and Gerald Ssemaganda, an area resident.