The Kiira region police spokesperson, James Mubi says that Matende has been frustrating efforts of cracking down on criminal elements within the community, most of whom are suspected to be working under his command to create havoc.
According to the police, the suspects have been planning to kill the deceased after serving their six months sentence in Bugembe prisons following their conviction for stealing her smartphone and other valuables.
The Kiira Region Police Spokesperson, James Mubi told journalists that whistleblowers tipped off police about the matter prompting them to open up a general inquiry file on August 25, 2022, where witnesses provided evidence implicating the suspects for masterminding the theft of the road construction unit.
34 suspects were arrested from different highway points in Jinja city, four suspects were arrested from Kakira town council and three others were arrested from Buwenge town council. The suspects are currently detained at different gazetted police stations within the Kiira policing area.
Besigye and Mukaku Lubega of the Red Card Movement had made a stopover for refreshments at Igar Café and Petrol Station along the Kampala-Jinja Road when Police immediately surrounded the car and ordered them to return to Kampala.
Available intelligence information indicates that the suspects track down their victims for an estimated two months before they strike and rob them of their motorcycles. Their luck ran out when police recovered a motorcycle registration number; UFM 917M belonging to Amuza Ogoola, which was stolen from his home in Wairaka cell in Kakira town council, in Jinja district.
Ogutti is further accused of aiding the racket to develop a 10-year strategic plan, stretching from 2021-2031. The group intends to recruit other members to create tangible wealth by extorting money from their unsuspecting victims.
Police recovered the bullets on Sunday morning after receiving a tip-off from Kakaire’s house help who saw an army green arm chest jacket beside their house. The househelp immediately alerted officers at Wanyange police post.
Hellen Mbuya, a mother of three children prepared a meal of Matooke and beans from outside her rented room, and it is suspected some put poison in it the food while she was inside the room before serving it to her family members.
The engineers who were traveling in a Fuso truck with registration number UBA 261D, which was mounted with a wheel loader attempted to uninstall the transformer without consulting the area residents, which sparked off their anger to riot.
Wayelo's mother, Florence Achan says that they live in a deserted area and only noticed the fire when they saw huge flames. "Our house is located near the wetland and our neighbours who live about 100 meters away only noticed the fire when it had already spread all over the house," she said.
Muzafalu Mbago, a street vendor within the area, says that two of the gunmen first masqueraded as customers and entered the shop before their accomplices who had parked outside the shop for close to 15 minutes joined them.
This morning, a team of counter-terrorism police personnel rushed to Igenge village to assemble the fragments to ascertain the source of the projectile. The officers recovered two oval-shaped metallic pieces believed to be part of the fragments released by the projectile from the Bugembe prisons compound and Igenge village.