The deceased’s grandfather, Muhamudu Kakaire had gone to the garden and left the toddler under the care of his siblings. His seven-year-old brother is said to have locked the toddler inside the house and went to play with his friends only to return home and find the house engulfed with smoke.
“My boys had gotten used to the classroom environment which kept them busy throughout the day, but since they are still in lower primary and are yet to return to school following the covid-19 lockdown restrictions, they had resorted to fishing as a means of making themselves productive,” their father says.
Fatinah Kigenyi, a resident of Kabi Zone in Buwenge Town Council, Jinja District was arrested by police over allegations of trespass on Wednesday morning. However, on arrival at the police station, she collapsed and died a few minutes later.
The deceased who was donning black sportswear is reported to have been shot just 20 meters away from Centenary bank Jinja branch around 9:30 pm. A guard from one of the neighbouring bars who spoke on condition of anonymity says that he heard the gunshot.
The deceased’s husband Badiru Watongola, who doubles as the Kamuli municipality NRM chairperson told URN in a phone interview that his wife breathed her last around 11:30 am Saturday morning. He said that the deceased legislator was admitted with breathing difficulties and they are yet to confirm whether she succumbed to COVID-19 or some other illness.
It is alleged that the deceased, a vegetable vendor, also known as Zidina Nankyimba, was heading to her home at around 8:30 pm when unidentified men waylaid her, and severed her to pieces. The attackers fled on a waiting motorcycle moments after the attack.