On Thursday, Police Officers from Kampala and Luweero district commanded by District Police Commander Benson Byaruhanga raided the shrine belonging to James Lutwama a resident of Kikasa in Katikamu sub county.
Tension started after Police commanded by Admjumani District Police Commander Simon Shamshangira told the residents to disembark from their vehicles for registration prompting leaders of the group to reject the demand saying they would rather be killed on board.
The Kampala Metropolitan Police spokesperson, Luke Owoyesigyire, says police also recovered several machines that were being used to print the forged national Identity cards and also sealed off some of the shops as crime scenes.
Ayubu Madoi, the Chairperson Mbale Central Market, says he received a letter from the town clerk last month notifying him about the proposed installation of the mast on the market building, a proposal that was rejected by the vendors.
As a result, police swung into action and started firing teargas to disperse the protesters and open the road leading to running battles. Some of the protesters fled to Kifumbira slums where they regrouped and returned to the road. Other people ran to safety in Kamwokya Mosque.
URN sought out the DPP Spokesperson, Jane Kajuga to ascertain whether they had received and sanctioned the files against the suspects. Kajuga said neither the Gulu Resident State Attorney nor the one of Arua had received any files in connection to the Arua incident.
Deputy Police Spokesperson, Patrick Onyango, says the truck has been moved to Spedag offices in Nakawa in Kampala and will be opened this afternoon to ascertain the minerals, its quantity, value and owner of the truck.
Hassan Mwebembezi, a relative to the couple, says Kenkoonzi died due to excessive bleeding despite efforts by doctors to save her life. The late Kenkoonzi was rushed to Mbarara Regional Referral Hospital on Tuesday night together with her husband, Francis Aryarugamu after being shot by unidentified thugs.