It is said that Irene Namono disappeared with the key to the Exam container at Kalisizo police station for several hours and was nowhere to be seen by 8:45 am when learners were expected to be sitting for the papers.
The deceased identified as Steven Katukame and Moses Kakamu were beaten with clubs and stoned to death for killing George Lobero, a headsman whom they accused of practising witchcraft. It is said that Lobero mysteriously disappeared on Monday from a grazing field.
The teenager is said to have been in a relationship with the 25-year-old Boda boda cyclist, whose name has been withheld by police, for more than four months. Her parents got concerned and ordered her to cancel the relationship since she was still young to be dating.
According to Steven Ssebunya, the Kakuuto Town Council LC III Chairperson, police from Kasasa liaised with Kakuuto police to pick up the body and took it to Kakuuto Health Centre IV where it is being kept in the meantime.
Henry Ssemakula, one of the campaigners of John Paul Mpalanyi, who is running for the Kyotera County parliamentary seat, says they want all the police officers who were involved in the operation the day Kayabula was killed investigated.
Eyewitnesses say Lwanga climbed a jack-fruit tree to access the power-line as usual but he accidentally tapped the wire where hang clothes. No sooner had Lwanga reached the ground than their fate unfolded. First, his young brother touched the bare wire and got electrocuted.
There have been a series of protests since the incident with persistent calls for the top National Resistance Movement (NRM) leadership to reprimand their candidate- Haruna Kyeyune Kasolo, incumbent Kyotera constituency MP, for allowing his supporters to disorganize the DP rally.
Appearing before Kalisizo Chief Magistrate Joy Nambozo, the 29 defendants pleaded guilty to the charges. They were given a fine of Ugx150,000 or to be sent to prison for four months. They paid the fine.
The 36 people, mostly youth below 25 years, have been produced in Kalisizo Magistrate’s Court where Joy Nambozo, the Chief Magistrate remanded them. They all maintained their innocence saying they are victims of circumstances.
According to Brig. Gen. Flavior Byekwaso, the Army spokesperson, the brigade is simply meant to beef up security in Kyotera especially Mutukula, Rakai and parts of Isingiro districts which share a borderline with Tanzania.