Fatinah Kigenyi, a resident of Kabi Zone in Buwenge Town Council, Jinja District was arrested by police over allegations of trespass on Wednesday morning. However, on arrival at the police station, she collapsed and died a few minutes later.
Angry residents of Nawansega village in Ibulanku Sub County lynched 27-year-old Emmanuel Wamuko this morning. Trouble for Wamuko started when he attempted to sell off two goats he is suspected to have stolen from the community. He was picked up by residents and handed over to police.
The Luuka district health officer, Christopher Wandira says that the maternity ward and laboratory will remain operational, however, members of the public have been advised to seek medical services from the lower health center IIs or Kiyunga health center IV.
During Mwiru’s campaign launch on Friday, the voters say that their area is lagging in terms of quality health care with frequent drug stock-outs and poor infrastructure within the lower health facilities yet there is limited government intervention to improve the situation.
Gad Rugajju, the Chairperson of Bugweri Covid19 Taskforce who also doubles as the acting Resident District Commissioner, says the samples of all staff were picked from Busesa health center IV before they were offered psycho-social support and directed to self-quarantine as they wait for their results.
Richard Kajura, one of the residents says that the deceased had instructed him to load two cows on a waiting pickup which would transport them to the police station as exhibits, when he received a phone call alerting him that he was being robbed.
Grace Mbali, the Dongi Village LC I chairperson says the deceased has been a casual worker at the pond where she drowned with her children. Mbali says eyewitnesses confided in him that the deceased lied to the caretaker of the pond caretaker that she had forgotten her phone around the area.
The bizarre incident occurred around 2pm on Sunday after a 23-year-old woman from Kasua village in Pajulu Sub County, whose names have been withheld by URN, gave birth to a bounding baby girl at the health center.
On Saturday the Namayingo deputy resident district commissioner, Majid Dhikusooka and police detectives stormed their homes and recovered forty bundles of cotton wool, three boxes of injections, six boxes of vaccines and unspecified amount of antimalarial drugs that had been repacked in different paper bags.
Eyewitnesses say that a Fuso Truck registration number, UBA 213 N loaded with sacks of Sugar from Mayuge Sugar Factory lost control, swerved off the road and rammed into a building. There were 15 people in the building by the time the tragedy occurred.