Katakwi District police Commander Peter Oduko says the student was mistaken for a suspected cattle rustler. Similarly, Captain Hebert Arinaitwe, the UPDF 3rd Division spokesperson says that the student defied a directive to identify himself and opted to run away from the soldiers who had mounted an operation in the area.
Concerned residents of Teso-sub region have tasked Chief Justice Bart Katureebe to intervene in their four cases in which they sued government seeking to be compensated for the loss of their cattle to Karimojong raiders and soldiers.
Micheal Ilukol, the crime department in-charge Napak district, says the women were found collecting firewood in company of a man in the bushes. He explains that an elderly woman, who happened to be an in-law to the man, was forced to have sexual intercourse with him at gun-point.