According to the family, Sheikh Abbas Muhammad Kirevu of Masjid Jamia Gangu a resident of Ggangu B in Busabala Makindye Ssabagabo Division was gunned down in Katereke- Nsangi Kyengera Township, at one of his homes.
Following his arrest on accusations of being a November riots ring leader, Kanata’s whereabouts remain unknown. URN has visited Walusubi village and established that the four wives, eleven children and a sickly 82-year-old mother Hajjarah Nakilyowa are living in destitution.
The Minister was in the district to interact with the communities of Got-Apwoyo, Purongo, and Lii Sub-Counties whose livelihoods have been affected by the marauding elephants from the Murchison Falls National Park.
On Thursday, the barriers at Buganda Road along Park Royal Plaza and African Village were removed allowing people to access the buildings. Boda Boda riders were also allowed back on their stages along Buganda Road.
Commissioner of Police- CP Fred Enanga, the police spokesperson, told Uganda Radio Network (URN) that the public needs to be very careful with these incidents of terrorism because the attackers could also target the crowds that rush to gather at scenes.
The Mulanda sub county chairperson Jimmy Othieno Stones welcomed the police station noting that it’s going to help combat crimes in the area and this will facilitate their bid for getting district. The entire west Budama County has no functional police station and people have been relying on Tororo police Station for police services.
Hajji Quraish Katongole, the Chairperson of Old Masaka Basenene Association
Limited, the umbrella body of grasshopper trappers in the Masaka region, says that they have lost over Shillings 85million because of the grasshopper scarcity.
About six hours after Enanga’s statement, his Commander in Chief President, Yoweri Kaguta Museveni made similar claims in a statement. He even went ahead to reveal the names of the alleged suicide bombers.
The 3rd Division Commander, Brig. Joseph Balikudembe announced the extension Wednesday in Moroto saying the extended time is to allow the UPDF and other sister security organs disarm the region in order to usher in lasting peace to Karamoja. There are an estimated 500 illegal guns still in the hands of criminals in the region which have continued to cause insecurity in the region said the UPDF.
Micheal Longole, the Karamoja regional police spokesperson said the deployed forces along the borders will be checking all people who enter and go out of Uganda to Kenya and South Sudan via Karamoja routes.
Ahmed Kateregga Musaazi, the Masaka Deputy Resident City Commissioner, who addressed taxi operators after the meeting, said that the security chiefs identified the practice of hiring vehicles for self-drive as a possible loophole for the wrong people can utilize to commit atrocities.