Lead, aluminium and copper metals have a ready market fetching a high price per ton from the scrap merchants across the country. As a result, some unscrupulous people are targeting road sign fixtures to dig into the lucrative business.
The three; Isaiah Tweheyo Kakuru, 30, and Janet Twinomugisha, 31, both residents of Kakoba ward, and Birari Ndolero, 50, a driver from Kamukuzi division, were arrested after uprooting demarcations erected by the National Environmental Management Authority-NEMA.
The EU called on the Ugandan authorities to guarantee the fundamental freedoms of expression and assembly enshrined in the Ugandan constitution, which in particular provides the right of all citizens to fully express their civil and political rights without fear of intimidation.
A 20-year-old man in Mbarara is in police custody for allegedly killing his friend for failure to pay back 2,000 Shillings. Anatori Kakuru, a bar manager at Ever Smart Lodges reportedly stabbed 26-year-old Amon Ariyo, also a manager at a nearby Byafirigo Bar and Lodges in Kijungu cell-Kakoba division in Mbarara Municipality.
Emmy Katera, the Buhweju Resident District Commissioner, says the top district leadership is working with the environment department and police to arrest adamant people, who have continued to deplete wetlands in disregard of several warnings.
In one the cases, Amina Miiro, a disabled widow was thrown out of her land on the orders of the chief magistrates court without being given a chance to defend herself. Amina, a resident of Kabale in Isingiro district narrated her ordeal to the principal judge prompting him to ask the resident judge Duncan Gaswaga to take action.
Benon Twinomujuni, the Head Teacher Mbarara High School has welcomed the arrest of the suspects, saying it is very important for the school and parents of the deceased to bring those behind the death of student to justice.
Majidu Boona has reportedly been using a bigger team to attack and kill motorcyclists Bodaboda after masquerading as customers. He is believed to be behind the death of 17 cyclists since the beginning of this year.
On 22nd September six crime preventers were arrested and remanded to Kitgum Prison for extortion and harassment. Among those arrested were Richard Onama, David Ocira, Bosco Adwom, Robinson Komakech and Francis Mwaka.