Charles Rwendiire, one of the elders in the affected village says that the lake first drained in a space measuring about two football fields before it dried up, and as a result, the fish remained on the muddy surface, from where the fishermen and residents have been picking it since Sunday.
Al-Haji Idi Ahmed Kiwanuka, the Kooki Prime Minister, says that they are strengthening the year’s theme to enhance child protection. Kiwanuka argues that girls who are protected and educated have a better chance to have a brighter future compared to those married off early.
A Uganda People’s Defense Force-UPDF soldier identified as Captain Godfrey Kalamuzi had obtained permission to open boundaries in two villages of Kyakago and Kasese located in Kibanda sub-county, Rakai district, where he claims ownership on a piece of land measuring 254 hectares. However, at least 1,000 residents living in 240 homes who are settled on the same land have resisted the opening of the boundaries arguing that it could be a plot to have them evicted.
Rakai District Probation and Welfare Officer Joseph Ssendagi says that many of the acts like child labour, excessive physical punishment, and defilement, among others, were mainly perpetrated by family members such as parents and relatives and members of the community. He further attributes the abuses to parental negligence
Moses Bakokyoyiga, a district councillor representing Lwamaggwa Sub County reported to police that Kyabingondo gave birth to a baby on October 28th, but to their surprise, she threw it into a toilet on Monday.
During the Rakai district public accountability forum “Baraza” organized at Byakabanda sub county headquarters, residents a swipe at the district’s heads of security for what they described as failure to reign over the ongoing incidents of land grabbing in the area.
The 2018 report by World Vision Office in Rakai district about girl-child rights indicate that a total of 403 children were reported to have been defiled in Rakai district and majority had entered into marriage and got pregnant when they were still below age.
According to the report, the school dropout rate in the area stands at 47 percent and the trend is even worse with the number of girls completing secondary school levels.
Preliminary police investigations indicate that the duo ran out luck when they tried to steal a motor cycle from a local pub, which angered revelers. They pounced on the suspects and beat them to death.