The victims who are currently nursing injuries at Kamuli general hospital include 25-year-old Joel Waiswa and Jackson Muzimba aged 30 years. They were allegedly shot on Wednesday by Jimmy Ebong, a security guard attached to Security Systems Limited.
Katungi’s arrest follows an operation in which police recovered a motorcycle whose owner Joseph Ssebandeke, had been attacked by iron bar hitmen. Ssebandeke is in critical condition at Masaka Regional Referral Hospital.
Elly Maate, Police Spokesperson for the Kigezi region confirms the incidents saying that investigations into the matter are ongoing. Two suspects only identified as Crescent and Nasasira alias Kudidi have already been arrested and Maate warn the essential workers against walking alone at night.
The summoned officials are John Kasaija, the Masindi municipal engineer, Deo Kabugo, the town clerk Masindi Municipality, Lameck Atugonza, the Masindi district and his supervisor John Muhumuza.
Others are Alfred Onen, the District Water Officer, Geoffrey Nkurunziza, the former acting district Chief Administrative Officer-CAO, Patrick Okise, the district internal auditor, Godfrey Byarugaba, the district procurement officer and David Baguma, the Masindi chief financial officer.
A copy of the letter to Kitagwenda leadership about the ongoing investigations shows the 200 million shillings was swindled in the second quarter of the 2020/2021 financial year. The road whose maintenance money has caused trouble for officials is located in Kitagwenda town council.
Statistics from the district health, education, probation and social welfare departments show that from July 2020 to August 2021 6,440 girls aged between 15 and 19 years are reported pregnant in the district.
They were found in possession of Erythromycin, Magnesium, Metronidazole and Piriton tablets, Amoxicillin capsules, Nestatine Oral suspension for children, Malaria RDTs and HIV testing kits among others.
Luke Owoyesigyire, the Deputy Kampala Police Spokesperson, said some of the victims had alerted their parents about the bad conditions they were living in. Owoyesigyire said some of the girls had stayed on the premises for more than three months.
Santo Okot, the human rights defender in Apaa Township says that dozens of irate Madi people infiltrated Juka and Goro B and Lutoya villages in the wee hours Wednesday in an attempt to force their way in to bury the slain man but were stopped.
Patrick Muhenda, the Fort portal central police station community liaisons officer said such cases of gender-based violence were on the rise in the city and on average police receives above 60 cases every month at the child and family protection unit, however this case of grievous harm is the first of its kind recorded by the unit.