The victims who are residents of Bugodo village in Kapyanga Sub County in Bugiri district are reported to have come into contact with power transmission lines from loose electricity poles which had fallen in their garden.
Nuru Mubeezi, a trader along Main Street says that they alerted police after hearing a big blast from the sack. “We saw the burning sack being dropped in the middle of the road and most of us were thinking that its’ the usual garbage protests within the city. However, about 20 minutes later, the sack kept on releasing big blasts, prompting us to alert police,” she said.
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.
Abbey Ngako, the Kiira Region Police spokesperson says the suspect is locked up at Jinja central police station. Ngako says detectives have been dispatched to investigate circumstances which led to the shooting.
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.
The deceased's neighbor, Betty Kafuko says that she only noticed Nabirye lying helpless on the ground. "I was cooking outside my room when i noticed Nabirye lying on the ground and a cloud of smoke hovering over the wires," she says.
The patients were protesting the poor living conditions at the centre, late meals, poor sanitation and delayed results. The patients further challenged the absence of guards at the facility which does not have a perimeter wall to protect them from intruders and the lack of psychosocial support.
It is alleged that Otimango attacked Jeralyne Okurut and cut her neck in the wee hours of this morning following a misunderstanding. Okurut, who is hospitalized in the Jinja Regional Referral Hospital Emergency unit, says Otimango stormed her residence uninvited around 1:00am Wednesday morning.
She was stabbed in the neck by an unidentified assailant while visiting her friend Amiina Babirye in Danida village in Walukuba-Masese division around 9:30 p.m. Philemon Kudera, a resident of the area, says that Mutesi was pronounced dead on arrival at Danida Health Centre II.