According to the family and the Police in Amuria, the minister met all the costs of Okurut’s transportation and medication while at Butabika Hospital. Beatrice Akol, the mother of Okurut, says that her son’s mental condition started 12 years ago after graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Education, ICT from Makerere University.
It is alleged that the Honourable Ecweru violently attacked the three clergymen on Saturday afternoon and with assistance of his bodyguard identified as Juma Odiope, wounded the Reverend Simon Peter Olato, the Parish Priest of Wera Church of Uganda and his two lay readers; Benjamin Otasono and Simon Peter Eriku of Aten and St. John churches respectively.
In his campaign trail in Amuria and Katakwi districts, Mao canvassed for votes for DP flag bearers in Abiya and Kuju Sub Counties. According to Mao, his approach is to strengthen structures at lower levels to enable the party grow to cause change.
Last month, Joseph Oriokot, a resident of Akuya village in Odepe parish was attacked and killed in cold blood by unknown assailants using machetes. His decomposing body was discovered at the swamp between Aduuka and Ometai after three days.
Dr. Paska Apio, a physician in charge of the COVID-19 Treatment Unit, says the situation is alarming and may lead to more community transmissions. Through tests, she says patients with severe illness may be evacuated for treatment, which will not be the case if those seeking care are not tested.
Cattle, food stuffs and agricultural inputs are the major items sold in Onyam- Igurok Cattle Market. Traders and locals involved in the business trek distances on foot and bicycles to trade in the market that opens as early as 5:30 am and closes around noon.
Except for Kenneth Odeke Ongwech who hails from Kaberamaido, all the other casualties are residents of Kampala. They include David Yiga, David Kabuyo, Wasoyi Azisafu, Emma Mukiza, Alex Ogola, Davis Mugerwa and Fahati Mutebi.