Zubair Kasana Muzzanganda, the Chairperson of Kasana Pineapple Roadside Market, says that prior to the incident, the market used to close past 9 pm but due to the current tension, vendors retire at 7 pm. He explains that the vendors also fear walking in the night for fear of attack since the motive of the assailants is unknown.
His killing in Semuto Sub-County has happened just a day after irate locals at Kalagala village in Semuto’s neighboring Nakaseke Sub County killed a yet to be identified man after they intercepted a group of three men with five stolen cows killed on Monday night.
The accident involved taxi registration number UAX 303F travelling from Masindi to Kampala. According to Savannah Regional Police Spokesperson Isah Ssemwogerere, the taxi lost control after a tyre burst and overturned killing the three people on the spot.
Unidentified armed men have reportedly kidnapped a man in Luwero.
The victim has been identified as Umar Kabonge Ajobe, a resident of Kasana-Piida in Luwero Town Council.
Recounting the ordeal, the victim’s wife says a Toyota Hiace infamously known as drone full of men with guns raided their home at around 10.pm.
Isah Ssemwogerere the Savannah Regional Police Spokesperson says that unknown robbers hired Kalanzi to transport sawdust but on reaching Kikadde zone, they turned against him and slit his throat using a knife before they disappeared with his vehicle.
Speaking to Uganda Radio Network -URN, Paul Ssenabulya, the Nakigoza Parish Councilor says that cattle theft has been rampant in the area in the last two months.
He says their tentative findings show that the stolen cows are taken to Gayaza and Kalerwe markets.
William Mugabi, the URCS Luwero Branch Manager, says that the volunteers have been equipped with kits to offer first aid to accident victims, adding that they have deployed the volunteers in hot spots.
The accident occurred after a Toyota Harrier Registration Number UAZ.264S destined for Kampala from Gulu collided with a Toyota Mahindra registration number UBE153L destined for Nakasongal from Kampala.