During the first disarmament process that ushered a window of peace for at least 10 years, there were some reports that the soldiers used inhumane methods including torture in order to make residents disclose where they kept the illegal guns, and some have reportedly suffered permanent disabilities and deformities while others reportedly died.
According to Matovu, the practice is common in Kabira and Nabigasa Sub-counties as well as Kakuuto County. He says Tanzanians sneak into the country through the porous border points with the help of area residents.
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.
Moses Serunjogi, the Kasensero Town Council LC 3 Chairperson, says the water levels increased in April and May due to the persistent downpour. Kasensero Police station was set up about 4 meters from the lake shores, which made susceptible to flooding.
Dr Ronald Reagan Mutebi, the head of the mass community testing exercise says they have registered a cumulative total of 12 COVID-19 patients. Four of the patients were transferred to Entebbe Regional Referral Hospital and another four to Mbarara Hospital while the Tanzanian national who tested positive is still at large.
According to Mutebi, Nsubuga was the first to be taken from his home at Namaseenene on May 18th by four operatives, two of whom armed. Nsubuga’s mother, Scholastica Nanteza, says her son was shot twice in the leg as he attempted to run to his house.
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.
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.
Kyabaggu Zone Defence Secretary Wilson Ntale says that the letter which was found at the chairmans home this morning is written in Luganda with sentiments that are reportedly threatening residents with attacks.
Petero Musisi Lubeeba, 40, inherited 16-acres of land bequeathed by his father Petero Lubeeba who died close to 30-years-ago. But Musisi later sold the land at a cost of 110 million Shillings and asked the persons occupying the same land to vacate it for the new owner.
The landing site that has a population of 567 people was closed last month on the orders of the regional Fisheries Protection Unit Commander, Lt. Richard Omara. It is alleged that residents were engaged in illegal fishing practices.