Norbert Ochom, the Wamala Region Police Spokesperson, says investigations to establish the circumstances under, which the guard was shot have commenced.
“Our SOCOs (Scene of Crime Officers) have visited the scene and investigations into the matter have begun and soon or later we will establish the truth and act as per the law,” he said.
The deceased, also a traditional healer, is identified as Florence Nantume a resident of Binakira West in Kassanda Sub County. It is alleged that on Monday, a group of assailants armed with machetes tricked the victim by pretending to steal her piglets. When she heard the piglets groaning, Nantume moved out of her house, only to be hacked to death, by her attackers.
Commissioner Mary Oduka Ochan faulted Mutungi about the manner, in which police handled the evictions. Commissioner Fredrick Ruhindi also questioned Mutungi why only local people fall victims of police brutally and illegal evictions during land conflicts.
In his statement to police, Jim James Mwanje, a Disc Jockey-DJ and part of the artistes crew, says after having supper at one of the restaurant in Bukuya, they decided to fuel their vehicle and made a stopover at the LK fuel station as they were waiting to be led to Lwebitute Trading Centre where they were scheduled to perform.
Sebunya reportedly took him to the land as an estate manager tasked with executing different duties including surveying and opening boundaries of the land and clearing it of illegal occupants. Kabagambe says that he made a gentlemans agreement with Kiwa Ssebunya that he would be rewarded with 200 hectares of land upon completion of the task.
Ronald Kalemba, 53 yrs old told the Commission Of Inquiry into Land Matters that in 2014, Miria Ssebunya together with another resident Abdu Swamad Mutibwa interrupted a land survey and boundary opening process that Kalemba had initiated.
Police had initially picked up Manasseh on charges of attempted murder following information from Emmanuel Ssentamu indicating that he had threatened to kill his daughter who had gone missing for over a week.
President Museveni had visited the district to deliver a financial literacy talk to youth groups as they celebrated the first districts youth day last evening. But a section of women reportedly saw something that they thought was a snake, crawling towards them and set off an alarm that triggered a scuffle in the audience.
Dr. Tanga Odoi, the NRM party Electoral Commission Chairperson, says the Commission decided to extend the campaign period following numerous complaints from candidates, saying the allocated time wasnt sufficient.