The deceased is identified as Allan Kasule a student at Our Lady of Africa Secondary School, Mukono. His body was retrieved from the swimming pool last evening. Kasule, together with his fellow students, had gone for a field trip in Kasese.
Justice Wilson Masalu Musene found him guilty of hacking to death Yosiah Kananire; a UPDF soldier attached Mbuya Military Barracks. Prosecution led by Kasese Resident State Attorney, Filbert Murungi told court that on the night of May 24, 2017, Nyaminji raided Kananire’s home in Butohyo village and cut his neck with a machete and chopped off his hands causing him instant death.
Asanairi Masereka Seketere a resident of Kizungu cell in Nyamwamba Division of Kasese municipality was facing murder charges at Fort Portal High Court.
Prosecution led by Resident State Attorney Filbert Murungi argued that on August 4, 2017, Seketere and Julius Bwambale arrested and severely assaulted Joseph Mbaju before subsequently causing his death.
Justice Musene is in Kasese for two weeks to preside over forty-two capital offences committed within the district. Out of the forty-two offences, twenty-four are aggravated defilement, three are rape while the rest are murder and aggravated robbery.
The two-week-long recruitment exercise started yesterday in the districts of Gulu, Lyantonde, Kaabong, Lamwo and Kampala, before moving to Kotido, Kitgum, Amuru, Kyotera and Kampala Central Division, this morning.
Residents of Kigoro cell, Nyamwamba Division of Kasese Municipality carried stones and placed them in the middle of the road to prevent any vehicle from using the road. The road is under construction by China Railway No 3 Engineering Company Limited.
The appeal comes after a vanilla farmer was last weekend killed by suspected thieves in Rwembyo-Kiburara Village of Kisinga sub county of Kasese district.
Christopher Kasuule, a vanilla farmer in Kaghorwe village of Kyondo sub county, says considering the fact that this is the harvest season, there is need to heighten security surveillance by security forces.
Vanilla is a high-value crop with a kilogram of vanilla going for as much as 250,000 Shillings and more on the global market. Kasese which is one of the lead producers of the crop has been struggling to contain vanilla theft.
Sylvester Mapoze, the Mayor Mpondwe Lhubiriha Town council, says a team of security personnel was seen blocking Lorries delivering livestock on Monday night not to enter the holding grounds leading to chaos.
Sakatoa Kamwakogera, the chief mobilizer of the ex-ADF rebel abductees western Uganda told URN that the group which has been granted amnesty includes people who have witnessed violent actions like killings, rape, among others, and are in dire need of psychosocial integration to create a piece of mind in them.
The plane from AIM air carrying the deceased’s bodies touched down at Kasese Airfield at exactly 2:14pm on Wednesday. It was followed by another plane carrying staff of Hope and Resurrection SS that were escorting their fallen colleagues.
The two are said to have met their death around 1PM on Sunday afternoon. According to family sources, the duo went to pick up the head teacher, Anthony Mading from Rumbek where he stays with his family using the school land cruiser. But they were stopped by their assailants at Tikic.
Cad in his military fatigue, Col. Katungi mixed, interacted and talked freely with ordinary citizens. The military boss combed the most-conflict prune areas of Kasese and in some cases fully facilitated the peace gatherings.
Residents fought back and pelted the officers with stones prompting them to open the road but kept Besigye and Amuriat’s cars in the middle. They then escorted Besigye and Amuriat towards Fort Portal-Kasese Road to unknown destination.
Baluku becomes the second person to succumb to injuries sustained after the attack from the wild game in barely two days. On Friday, a seventy-five-year-old woman, one Caroline Nazziwa, a resident of Rwenguhyo village in Kisinga Sub County also died at Kagando Hospital following injuries she had sustained after a violent elephant attacked her from her farm in Kirembo.
Vincent Twesige, the Rwenzori East Region Police Spokesperson, says Kaseru succumbed to gunshot wounds he sustained when he attempted to confront thugs who raided the vanilla garden he was guarding in the wee hours of Monday.