One of the group members Wyclef Waako, explains that their innovation was inspired by the tones of plastic waste in the district, and the need for a possible solution to the problem. Waako is a graduate of Conservation Biology from Makerere University.
The rain started a few minutes after 6:00 am and took the better part of Tuesday morning. Road users, business, school children, among others, were affected in a downpour that preceded almost two hours of inactivity.
Hassan Mwebembezi, a relative to the couple, says Kenkoonzi died due to excessive bleeding despite efforts by doctors to save her life. The late Kenkoonzi was rushed to Mbarara Regional Referral Hospital on Tuesday night together with her husband, Francis Aryarugamu after being shot by unidentified thugs.
The suspects were found in possession of a pistol registration number UG PSO T110206A011 belonging to Saracen which was assigned to Olibilunga. They were also found with a polythene bag with 29 rounds of ammunition for an AK47 riffle and 48 bullets for the pistol.
Plastic carrier bags are still in circulation despite a government ban on their importation and usage more than two months ago. A Uganda Radio Network reporter visited several places in and around Kampala where the kaveera was widely in use in supermarkets and retail shops.