Richard Okongo, a resident of Copil village told Uganda Radio Network that the suspect picked a quarrel with the deceased on Tuesday evening. He claims that later in the night, Odong locked up his father in his grass-thatched house and torched it before disappearing.
Mukaaya suffered severe burns after unidentified arsonists torched his house around 2am on Tuesday morning. Residents started pointing accusing fingers at Jjuuko, saying he had repeatedly threatened to kill Mukaaya for his alleged involvement in a sexual affair with his wife.
Watum was convicted for leading an attack on Jesus is the Living Stone Church in Gulu, which is pastored by one Okumu Batiringeya. Court heard that Watum mobilized hundreds of locals from his area on January 27, 2019, and together they burnt the church on suspicion that it was a cult.
A police officer at Kasangati Police Station privy to the investigations into the fire outbreaks at the schools says some of the students suspected to have started fires, point to corporal punishment and poor feeding as some of the reasons that pushed them to act the way they did.
Tumuhimbise says that the group comprising relatives and friends of the deceased stormed Karegyesa’s home and held him together with his wife, Jessica Mbirirwe, 66, and their daughter Miracle Natamba, 22, and took him to Karujanga playground where they were burnt with petrol.
Ezra Tugume, the Lira District Police Commander Lira, says the deployments are based on intelligence reports showing that the strikes in Comboni and Lango Colleges could spiral to some of the named schools. According to Tugume, they intend to maintain light deployment in the schools for mitigation purposes but not to create tension among students.
Police in Hoima are holding a woman accused of torching her co-wifes grass-thatched house leading to the death of two children. The suspect is 24-year-old Scovia Tuhaise, a resident of Kihesi cell in Kigorobya town council.