Yusuf Mugoya, the Information Secretary of St. Andrews cell where the garage is found suspects that the fire could have started from electricity. He says that the fire started shortly after the return of electricity that was off.
According to police, the deceased was accused of having a love affairs with a wife of one of the suspects. Witnesses described to police how the suspects killed the deceased mercilessly even as he pleaded for his life.
The deceased include Woniye Bone,13 Mwaiyame Ivan 24, Mukwana Milton 12, Kakai Mutonyi 23 who died on spot and Nabaloyi Daisy 17, Mercy Mutonyi 14 who sustained injuries all residents of Busiu sub county in Mbale district.
David Kibosi, the officer in charge of Busano police station confirmed the manhunt for the suspects for their alleged involvement in the murder of their relative. He asked anyone with information on the whereabouts of the suspects to report to the police so that they face the law.
According to the task force members, the clinic has been closed to allow investigations in the theft of the oxygen cylinder to flow smoothly. Some members said that there are several complaints of sneaking patients out from the hospital to the same clinic where some of the patients end up dying.
Rogers Taitika, the Elgon Region Police Spokesperson told URN that Annet Bisikwa, the mother of the victim reported to Police that her daughter had been defiled by the health worker at the facility they had gone to seek for medical services, which led to his arrest.
Peter Kauju, the Umeme Cooperate Communications Manager said they will continue to crack down on all illegal power users until they minimize on the risks that are associated with power theft warning that power theft is against the law and those found will face the law.
The suspects are Charles Matasanga also known as ranger, Michael Natsambwa, Amon Manyali, Julius Nakhwashe, Rashid Majeme, Yefsa Matsanga and Richard Kamana, all residents of Nalwanza Sub County in Bududa district.
They were arrested on Friday around ABSA Bank in Mbale City in an operation led by the Mbale District Police Commander Arafat Kato. Kato says that they received intelligence information that they were planning to sell the fake currencies to Banks and unsuspecting people in the area.
According to Rogers Taitika, the Elgon region police spokesperson, the three whose names were not released not to jeopardize the investigation were arrested on Monday with the help of police sniffer dogs.
Roger Taitika, the Elgon Region Police Spokesperson says Ssemanda was together with five other people who are still at large. “We have received complaints from several people within Mbale especially in the areas of Bugema, Namatala, Nakaloke and within the City center along republic street over theft of yaka meters. It is suspected to be a racket of thugs who are dealing in this thuggery,” he said.
Joshua Osaulo, a senior 6 student and eyewitness, says that the guard found students gathered around the administration block around 9:00 pm trying to resolve a case of theft from one of their dormitories.
According to Taitika, Kisolo and his supporters attacked Masaba accusing him of ballot stuffing, accusations they are investigating. He, however, says the actions of Kisolo and his accomplices are unlawful.