Mary Nabukenya and Florence Nakaaki, two of those affected claim that Kibi disposed of the land during the COVID19 lockdown when the government through the Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development halted all kinds of land transactions.
The deceased identified as Steven Katukame and Moses Kakamu were beaten with clubs and stoned to death for killing George Lobero, a headsman whom they accused of practising witchcraft. It is said that Lobero mysteriously disappeared on Monday from a grazing field.
According to Masaka Regional Police Spokesperson Muhammad Nsubuga, the suspects were arrested over the last five days. Some directly attacked their opponents while others destroyed election materials and participated in a post-election protests.
Charles Kirumira Lwanga, the Kyotera County NUP Parliamentary candidate, says their members were picked up by armed operatives in uniform and some in plain-clothes who were travelling in two numberless Toyota Hiace Drone-vans took them to an unknown location.
Joseph Kimera Ssuuna, one of the affected fishermen, says about 20 fishermen are attacked and some killed each month. He says it is through regular harmonization meetings that such practices can reduce.
Eyewitnesses say Lwanga climbed a jack-fruit tree to access the power-line as usual but he accidentally tapped the wire where hang clothes. No sooner had Lwanga reached the ground than their fate unfolded. First, his young brother touched the bare wire and got electrocuted.
According to Brig. Gen. Flavior Byekwaso, the Army spokesperson, the brigade is simply meant to beef up security in Kyotera especially Mutukula, Rakai and parts of Isingiro districts which share a borderline with Tanzania.
According to Matovu, the practice is common in Kabira and Nabigasa Sub-counties as well as Kakuuto County. He says Tanzanians sneak into the country through the porous border points with the help of area residents.
The group had gone fishing in the deeper waters of the lake when pirates stormed the area from neighbouring Tanzania and hacked them. They looted their properties including a boat engine, three floating jackets, a jerry can of petrol, and fish before they sailed off on a speed boat.
Eli Walusimbi, the Community Liaison’s Officer in the Police-Fire Prevention and Rescue Services department says that investigations into the fires that have occurred in the different parts of the country have largely highlighted that mosquito nets intensified the fire and damage.