It is alleged that Kalwaza, had gone swimming when a faulty electrical wire near the swimming pool sparked an electric current into the water. A huge blast was reportedly heard by colleagues and other revellers, who in turn notified the facility's managers about the accident.
Reports indicate that 45 kiosks were razed in the early morning fire. Despite efforts to contain its’ spread by both police firefighters and well-wishers, the traders were unable to rescue part of their merchandise.
The suspects pose as land brokers and when they realize that their victims have ready cash to purchase the non-existent property, they in turn convince them to procure US Dollars at a lower rate, and then sell them the fake currency notes.
The victims who are currently nursing injuries at Kamuli general hospital include 25-year-old Joel Waiswa and Jackson Muzimba aged 30 years. They were allegedly shot on Wednesday by Jimmy Ebong, a security guard attached to Security Systems Limited.
Daniel Isabirye, a retail metal stall operator in Buwenge Sub County, was two weeks ago arrested and allegedly tortured by the police who were enforcing the curfew in Magamaga trading centre along the Jinja-Kamuli highway.
The Chairperson Cleophas Opendi, 52, was arrested after some of the victims of the theft disclosed that they were instructed to collect their number plates from Tororo district and all of them received them from the same person. Opendi was arrested alongside his niece, Gertrude Namutosi, 24.
A strong odour drew the attention of passersby to the body, which had deep wounds on the head and chest. Residents told URN that their attempts to identify the deceased did not yield results since he is not from their locality.
Abas Faama, the Nakilulwe Village LC I Chairperson, says that he has been receiving complaints from residents about a stranger roaming the village with a firearm to conduct night patrols and extort money from unsuspecting civilians. He stresses that the suspect together with others still at large would also snatch money and handbags from women at gunpoint.
A detective, who spoke on condition of anonymity, so as to speak freely on the matter told URN that Ajalu was picked up on a tipoff from community members who alerted police on his plan to sell off his child for unspecified reasons.