Abbey Ngako, the Kiira region police spokesperson said the youthful gangsters are far more dangerous than they look and he described the exhibits so far recovered from their homes, which include house breaking tools and narcotics.
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.
Angom died on Monday morning. However, her body was still lying in the outpatient department by Tuesday afternoon. The deceased’s neighbour, Ruth Akello says Angom was bleeding profusely when she was rushed to the facility on Monday shortly before she was pronounced dead.
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.
“As a community, we feel it is not safe for us but, we can’t do anything about it because those engaged in this business are powerful people. These youths plant Jerry cans in front of our shops and whenever trucks make stop overs. An average of 10 boys gather to interact with the drivers as they siphon fuel,” he said.
It is alleged that the deceased was jogging in the morning when unidentified people kidnapped and took him to Christ's Cathedral garden within Bugembe town Council, Jinja district where he is believed to have been stabbed twice in the stomach.
The more than 500 pilgrims started the journey on May 7, from the Dioceses of Gericho, Eldoret, Nyahururu, and Bungoma in Kenya, sailing through borders, hills and valleys, across the eastern part of Uganda. The roundabouts along the way served as their prayer alters, thanking God for the journey travelled, and committing the excursion ahead.
Rt. Rev. Samson Naimanhe, the Bishop of Busoga Diocese who led the thanksgiving service, called for the sensitisation of cane farmers in the region on each clause in the bill before it is discussed by parliament.