Some of the residents waiting for their compensation money from the Petroleum Authority of Uganda are in fear because of increased attacks from thugs storming their homes to demand for money.
His 96 years old father was attacked by robbers who invade their home in the night before demanding for money they were paid as compensation.
Another eye witness who identified himself as “Uncle Bo”, said that the woman accused settumba of being a thief when she was approached by the LDU personnel about the cause of the alarm she had sounded. Without speaking to Ssetumba, Mwanje allegedly opened fire and hit his head.
The Monday evening incident happened 300 meters away from the Ugandan border. One of the two victims was identified as Jean Pierre Havugimana, 28, a resident of Kabaya village in Northern Rwanda. The other person could not be identified easily.
According to Ssentongo, the suspects are in police custody and will be arraigned in court once investigations are complete. He says the Regional Security Committee is considering summoning heads of financial institutions to take stock of the security of their clients especially when they are withdrawing money.
Julius Hakiza, the Albertine Region Police spokesperson has confirmed the accident, saying they have commenced investigations. By the time of filing this story, police had towed the vehicle to Kiryandongo Central police station.
The gardens were destroyed on Monday in an operation led by Tinka Zarugaba, the Acting Anti-nicotine Commissioner in the fight against illegal trade and consumption of the banned substance in the area.