“My home in Hamu Mukasa village was attacked and surrounded by over ten armed police and army officers on orders from above to arrest me and my family for playing Church music on Sunday and offering food to vulnerable people who kept on coming to my home demanding for help since they did not get Nabanja’s money,” Bakaluba said.
A police officer who preferred anonymity told URN that the facility was designed to accommodate a maximum of 60 suspects. But, with more people flouting the regulations that were put in place to control the spread of coronavirus disease, there is an increase in arrests, resulting in congestion at the facility.
The Officer in Charge of Mukono Police Division Family Protection Unit ASP Stella Ulea notes they are always challenged with places to accommodate children in such age brackets. She also notes that available homes relaxed entries of children ever since covid-19 lockdown started.
Alex Baligeya, a police officer attached to Mukono Family Protection Unit-FPU, says police also lacks the resources to sustain the pregnant women in their condition. He says that none of the two women recalls where they came from.
Robert Wasswa of Ngandu ward in Mukono town is now stuck at Mukono General Hospital where he was admitted on Monday evening after he was allegedly severely hit on the head with a spade by Senior Pastor Joseph Kakande of Christ Ambassador's Church Ngandu.
Dr. Geoffrey Kasirye, the acting Administrator, Mukono General Hospital notes that he has already communicated to the Mukono Police Division Commander, Joab Wabwiire about the challenging manner under, which suspects are sent to the hospital.
On Tuesday, the team led by the Mukono Police Division Criminal Investigations Officer Catherine Tesima joined by other two officers from the forensics department from the police headquarters in Naguru and re-visited the scene for reconstruction. The detectives measured the scene and took photographs.
David Mawako, an eye witness who was seated at a pub opposite Ssonko building, says at around 2am this morning they heard a huge blast inside the supermarket before they saw smoke followed by huge flames.