“I have lived on this land so far for 43 years now. So, did my parents and their parents before them who we have buried in our compound as it has been the norm. Where am I supposed to put them with no option of relocation or compensation?” asked Asiriya amidst tears.
A gang headed by the Nyenje LCI Chairperson Edward Kabombo and 15 others on police wanted list for slashing the same old woman’s food crops last month, returned on Friday and vandalized her house damaging windows, removing the back door threatening to kill her with her grand children before she was rescue by the community. The attackers were armed with machete, hoes and sticks.
According to Kiwanuka, security handed over the children to Kyampisi Childcare Center after picking them from Markaz Ibun Hajjara School in Namaliga in Bombo in Luweero district where they were attending Islamic studies.
Henry Wajego, a Village Health Worker-VHT in Wakisi Division Njeru Municipality, says that their area has been receiving several GBV cases but survivors have been missing justice after losing interest in police where they are asked to fund investigations.
The Facility Acting Administrator Fred Wademe says they are currently stuck with the girl and she requires tight supervision given her health condition that involves uncontrolled defecation and urinating causing inconvenience to other clients in the female ward.
The shrine operators were arrested together with Alex Kizito, a child broker and Hellen Akiteng, a mother who confirmed to police selling her youngest daughter to witch doctors at 10,000 Shillings after they promised an additional bonus of 2million after divinely generating wealth in the few months to come.
The Officer in Charge of Mukono Police Division Family Protection Unit ASP Stella Ulea notes they are always challenged with places to accommodate children in such age brackets. She also notes that available homes relaxed entries of children ever since covid-19 lockdown started.
Racheal Namuddu notes that it took over three months for the family elders to convince her husband to return home after abandoning her together with their three children claiming that she was cheating on him under the guise of sleeping at her workplace.
She notes that the few who managed to get travel documents from the RDC and District Health Offices were also stopped and documents confiscated. Nassali says currently the facility is also struggling to handle the patient influx amidst inadequate utilities such water and electricity after the solar panels got faulty and making referrals following the ban on public transport is extremely hard.
Mukono CoU charges 40, 000 Shilling and the Mukono General Hospital charges 20, 000 Shillings per patient for the free kits that the government has supplied in order to decongest and speed up the process of identifying the positive infected persons.
The suspects who were travelling on a numberless motorcycle were reportedly trailed from Bunamwaya in Kampala and rounded up at Sunshire Fuel Station in Kirangira, Nama sub-county where they had gone to make a fuel refill at around 10 a.m.
Baiti used scan images that were taken earlier to prove that she was expecting two babies and not one. But moments after the complaint, health workers at the hospital gave her a stillborn and told her that the baby had been mistakenly thrown in a placenta pit.
“I bought this land in 2008 from Abudu Mayanja with a pathway, which leads to various properties in the area. Pastor Kakande also bought the neighbouring land from Abudu’s brother, Kaddu and put up his school and church five years later. He started encroaching on the pathway claiming it is part of his Kibanja, which is not true,” Wasswa said.
Amos Wambede 19, a senior five student at St. Balikuddembe SS Kisoga says that after securing victory in the recently concluded elections, where he contested as an independent candidate, his father Moses Madanda said he had now matured enough to take care of his needs.
The school with an enrollment of 350 pupils, seats on the upper part of the land owned by Rotarian Peter Kasedde and the teachers quarters on the lower part-owned by the Rotary club. The contested area is part of the 10 acres donated to Rotary in 1996, by the Late Rotarian George Kasedde Mukasa for the Club to implement a community service project.
Jesca Namubiru, a resident and fish dealer at Katosi says life at the landing site is now becoming too hard for them due to the scarcity of Nile perch and tilapia that used to be their major source of income. She says that whenever the season for the Cynodon could come, it could boost their income as well.
URN has obtained video clips were the village defense secretary Sulait Zziwa is recorded picking money from the counter. It also shows a UPDF soldier and an LDU attempting to jump over the counter before they were alerted about the presence of cameras in the place.