Nuru Mubeezi, a trader along Main Street says that they alerted police after hearing a big blast from the sack. “We saw the burning sack being dropped in the middle of the road and most of us were thinking that its’ the usual garbage protests within the city. However, about 20 minutes later, the sack kept on releasing big blasts, prompting us to alert police,” she said.
20 of suspects were arrested from the different bars across the city, alongside the other eight were found on street vending their merchandise beyond 10:00pm, are currently detained at Jinja's central police station awaiting prosecution.
It is a matter that forensic experts of the police force whose (missing) bullet hit Achan would be expected to take urgent interest in. The orthopedic surgeons attending to Achan say all the X-ray done indicate an entry bullet wound but its’ exit cannot be traced.
According to Namukose, when she was shot, detectives led by Kiira Region Police Commander, Dauda Hiriga visited Namukose at Alshafa Medical hospital where they recorded her statement and promised to foot her medical bills.
Kiira motors cooperation is the first automotive factory in the country which is currently constructing a manufacturing plant at a 100-acre piece of land in Mutai village, Jinja district. The company is expected to manufacture solar-powered, electric and fuel supported vehicles.
Madina Namuganza, the chairperson of the banana traders’ department, says that the market already has a land title and it is the role of political leaders to team up with their technical counterparts to ensure that the market is well constructed.
The Municipal speaker, Molson Bizitu held a public meeting at the Jinja city hall on Tuesday to consult stakeholders on whether to negotiate with the trustees of the Indian association or battle them out in court.
The vendors note that since most commodities are scattered along the different streets within Jinja town, most people prefer buying from the street vendors instead of wasting their time to enter the shops or market.
Kasolo, a member of the National Unity Platform-NUP party was declared as the newly elected Mayor of Jinja City on Friday. He defeated nine contestants who include Forum for Democratic Change’s-FDC Frank Nabwiso who was the first runners up.
“His love for Kyagulanyi is uncontrollable, it has resulted into his frequent arrests during protests as security operatives often pick him from home, accusing him of masterminding or having knowledge of all civil disobedience movements but later release him without any charges,” says his brother.