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.
They are Private Dennis Mangusho, formerly attached to the 63 Battalion, Lance Corporal Edward Mubbale, formerly attached to the Land Forces Headquarters, Bob Anichan, formerly attached to Uganda Military Academy Kabamba.
It is alleged that, on Monday, the suspects intercepted Kenneth Wetaka’s car, Fuso registration number; UBD 415S which was carrying 10 tons of sugar valued at 131.6 million Shillings, undressed him and fled off with his property.
Sakwa has admitted recording a statement at Kumi Police station, but denies involvement in any robbery case. He told URN on phone on this morning that he took his military boots for polishing to a Shoe shiner on Saturday and traveled to Mbale for burial hoping to pick them the next day.
The suspects were found in possession of a pistol registration number UG PSO T110206A011 belonging to Saracen which was assigned to Olibilunga. They were also found with a polythene bag with 29 rounds of ammunition for an AK47 riffle and 48 bullets for the pistol.
According to an eye witness, unidentified gunmen shot the couple at around 8:40pm while walking to their home in Mwanjari trading center shortly after closing their Soda Depot in Kabale Central Market.
In Mbale, a kilogram of Irish potatoes goes for Shillings 600 on wholesale and Shillings 700 on retail. Farmers attribute the low price of Irish Potatoes in the region to increased supply from Mbale and Kween districts.