The victim’s brother says that they receive daily threats from unknown people who on several occasions attack them while at hospital, instructing them to settle the matters outside courts of law or risk losing their relative
Nelson Shekanabo, one of the victims says that they identified their attackers through a suspects’ parade at Jinja central police station but they are surprised that they have spent more than two weeks in police cells without appearing in court.
"We were tasked to ferry jerrycans of acid from the parking yard to the distillery plant on Tuesday. However, two of them burst and the acid spilled on us,” he said. Adding that, “The boss looked on and didn't bother giving us any first aid.”
According to the traffic and road safety regulations, a driver of a vehicle is required to exercise extra care in approaching and traversing rail crossings and apply reasonable speed to enable him or her to stop if circumstances so require.
Led by their zonal chairperson, Jimmy Okalo, the recovered patients said that although the first negative results were availed to them five days after the tests were conducted, the confirmatory test results were announced to them after a week.
Capt. George Musinguzi, the UPDF spokesperson in Busoga sub-region says that the contacts have been grouped basing on their closeness with the victim during her stay at the barracks in order to ease monitoring by the standby health team stationed in the barracks premises.
The victim is a wife to a Uganda People’s Defense Forces-UPDF soldier, who travelled to the barracks to nurse her ailing husband on Tuesday. The soldier whose identities have been withheld is reported to have suffered a mental breakdown and was admitted in the barrack’s health facility.
Muwanguzi adds that the isolation room at the hospital caters for only eight people yet an average of 15 suspected COVID-19 victims have been seeking medical attention on a daily basis. He adds that the dormitories at the university will provide enough room for the privacy of all isolated patients under their supervision.
Prosecution told court that on the evening of March 29, 2018, Damulira was hired by his victim to take her home some miles away from Kanoni town. However, along the way, the convict pretended that he had run out of fuel in the middle of a forest.
According to a medical report obtained from Jinja Regional Referral Hospital where Ntono was admitted for the past eight weeks, she suffered a Steven Johnson syndrome, a serious disorder of the skin and mucous membranes, that usually occurs as a reaction to a medication or an infection.
Dr Josephine Ahikire, an associate professor of Gender Studies and the Acting Principal of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHUSS), says that the victims of sexual harassment have not yet embraced the available mechanisms to report the vice.
The accident occurred at Kyabbogo Village, in Kingo Sub-County when a speeding registration number UAU 523M heading to Kampala from Mbarara rammed into a Toyota Noah registration number UAN 429H whose driver had made an abrupt U-turn.
The accident, which occurred in Bukonte trading center along the Iganga-Tirinyi-Mbale highway on Sunday evening claimed the lives of ten people aboard the taxi. Nine people were killed on spot while another victim breathed his last this morning at Iganga General Hospi