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.
Antonio Kalyango, the Executive Director of ASDI, says encroachers have taken advantage of the laxity in enforcing environmental protection laws during the lockdown, to take over protected areas in parts of Masaka, Lwengo, Rakai, Kyotera and Kalungu district.
The Tanzanian national had temporarily been isolated at an undisclosed facility as health workers waited for an ambulance to transfer him together with four others to Mbarara Regional Referral Hospital.
The deceased include Mary Nanyonjo, 13, her sister Sharon Nazziwa, 15, and their 14-year-old cousin, Josephine Nakafeero. It is alleged that the trio drowned on Monday when they decided to cool off in the river after collecting firewood.
It is alleged that Kyamanywa and his other siblings raided the home of Joseph Mbale on Saturday evening accusing him of practicing witchcraft. As a result of anger, Mbale picked up a machete and hacked Kyamanywa on the head and neck severally killing him instantly.
On Wednesday, more than 200 residents who were affected by the construction of the plant staged a demonstration. Some of the residents argue that they waited for more than three years for compensation in vain.
Fred Bamwine, the Buikwe Resident District Commissioner, said he is aware of the problem and has directed the owners of the factory to stop dumping waste in the area or risk having their company closed.
Over 30 families in tongolo village in Njeru municipality have abandoned their homes due to heavy rains that flood in their houses ending up destroying them and their properties. They have resorted to renting and others have shifted to other villages.
On Thursday morning more than 200 residents marched to the office of the Mukono Resident District Commissioner, Nasser Munulo and handed over the petition. In the petition, the residents demanded the relocation of the facility