Isaac Andabati was charged with attempted murder. However, as investigations continued on Thursday, he was reportedly kept alone in the cells and police were shocked to find his body hanging on the roof of the cells using his clothes at dusk on Friday.
During the funeral, President Museveni made several pledges to the family. Bamuze’s son Ali Abdu Adaku Bamuze, says that six years down the road after the death of their father, the president is yet to fulfil the pledges he made at the burial of their late father, Bamuze on October 7th 2015 in Yumbe.
Solomon Osakan, the Refugee Desk Officer for West Nile told URN that 13 refugees tested positive for the deadly disease in two lots that arrived mid last week and are currently in an isolation uni. He adds that they have resolved to close all the porous border points as a measure to curb a surge in COVID-19 cases.
Andama was interdicted by the office of the President on July 2nd in a letter signed by Yunus Kakande, Secretary office of the President on five accounts including corruption and disclosure of classified information.
“In accordance with section F-5 paragraph 8 of the Public Service standing orders 2010, I’m interdicting and forwarding you to the Rewards and Sanctions Committee of Office of the President. You are barred from exercising duties and functions of RDC Yumbe with immediate effect,” reads the letter in part.
Another resident of Fitina Mbaya who only identified himself as Swaleh, said in July 2019, some SPLA soldiers stormed his shop and picked 3 mobile phones, 2 solar panels, a box of soap, silver fish and seven goats from his home.
Mark Kelly, WFP security advisor for Eastern and Central Africa, blamed the refugees for acting contrary to the laws and guidelines for refugees and more so attacking and beating WFP staff. He noted that the WFP will not tolerate any unruly behavior by the refugees
Taban Yasin, the Yumbe LC V Chairperson, says the district has mobilised some funds to support the funeral of the deceased learners. He also says he will present a report before council to allocate funds for installing lightning arresters at Mingoyo primary school, other institutions and public places in the district.
The most affected place is Ariwa settlement, part of Bidibidi refugee settlement camp in Yumbe district, where they were taken during the dry season in November and December. However, with the onset of the rainy season, the camp presents another emergency situation for the refugee community.
At the time of inception, Bidibidi Refugee Camp in Yumbe district was planned to accommodate 150,000 refugees. The number has, however, since doubled to more than 260,000 refugees, with more still arriving daily. This, according to officials from both the Office of Prime Minister OPM and other humanitarian agencies, has stressed the available resources planed for the refugees.
The children form part of the thousands of people who fled South Sudan in the wake of renewed fighting between forces loyal to President Salva Kiir and his former First Vice President Riek Machar. All arrivals have reported that armed groups are attacking villages, killing civilians, sexually assaulting women and girls and forcibly recruiting young men and boys in to their ranks.
Josephine Angucia, the West Nile Regional Police Spokesperson, says much as they have not registered any new abduction, they are engaging the community to remain vigilant. She says they have also placed crime preventers in the region on high alert during the day and night until the matter is put to rest.
Josephine Angucia, the police spokesperson for West Nile says the officers received broad training in battle drills, close combat files and public order management among other fields. She says with the training attained, the officers can now be deployed anywhere in the Country because they have already attested to serve the Country.
John Abingwa, the Moyo Resident District Commissioner confirmed the fresh attack by the South Sudan soldiers saying he has already called for a general security meeting later today to chart a way forward.