Juliet Babirye, one of the victims, says the eatery sells affordable mudfish and none of them ever suspected that the owner would serve them snake meat. “We always eat mudfish from this local eatery, since the owner sells to us reasonable boiled pieces of fish at 500 Shillings each, but, it surprised me that, he would stoop this low and sell to us snake meat instead,” she said.
Abas Faama, the Nakilulwe Village LC I Chairperson, says that he has been receiving complaints from residents about a stranger roaming the village with a firearm to conduct night patrols and extort money from unsuspecting civilians. He stresses that the suspect together with others still at large would also snatch money and handbags from women at gunpoint.
The angry residents had attempted to lynch him on allegations that he had made it a habit to routinely batter his wife and children on a daily basis.However, police officers dispersed the crowd and arrested him.
Chairman Imran Kasiko says that the Bwondha men depend more on women for economic survival and if the men fail to fulfill their conjugal obligations to the women, it creates room for frequent domestic violence cases in the community.
The dead who are residents of Sagit island in Jaguzi sub-county, Mayuge district have been identified as Patrick Wambi aged 35 years, his wife, Brenda Nantanda aged 28 years, their two children, Emmanuel Wamuno aged four years and a two- year- old, Benjamin Masaba.
According to the residents, the latest incidents occurred on Monday last week and Tuesday night where the cows destroyed several acres of their crops. This prompted the residents to impound over 200 head of cattle and held them at Kavule primary school playground insisting that Kalangwa compensates them for the damage.
Magidu Mutalya, the chairperson of traditional healers, says that in January this year, some residents attacked Wasswa accusing him of introducing bad spirits on their village and destroyed his shrines.
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.
Joseph Lyagoba, a resident of the area says that they were shocked to learn about the incident since Waiswa was known for cherishing his family. “It is hard for me to believe what just befell us, Waiswa was an exemplary husband who would even leave the trading center much earlier than anyone of us because he always wanted to spend more time with his children,” he said.