The deceased identified as Steven Katukame and Moses Kakamu were beaten with clubs and stoned to death for killing George Lobero, a headsman whom they accused of practising witchcraft. It is said that Lobero mysteriously disappeared on Monday from a grazing field.
At least Shillings 1.5bn was budgeted for the whole project and part of the money was expected from the central government. However, the project stalled in April 2019 after the Shillings 540m that was released by the Finance Ministry was suddenly diverted to implement several projects in different sub-counties.
Secretary General Gerald Siranda says it is the cardinal role of every DP Member to keep recruiting members and building the party. Moreover, according to Siranda, Kyotera is an appropriate branch to lead the revival, seeing as the district did win 2 parliamentary seats and several LCV councilor seats.
It is said that they had been hired by Democratic Party’s John Paul Mpalanyi, the newly elected MP for Kyotera County and Kyotera District Chairperson Patrick Kintu Kisekulo, to disrupt presidential, parliamentary and Local Government elections.
Kisekulo scored 30,684 votes to defeat the National Resistance Movement-NRM candidate Charles Lubega Zziridamu who had 16, 880 votes and the National Unity Platform candidate Muhammad Muwonge (NUP) who scored 3,583 votes.
According to Masaka Regional Police Spokesperson Muhammad Nsubuga, the suspects were arrested over the last five days. Some directly attacked their opponents while others destroyed election materials and participated in a post-election protests.
Charles Kirumira Lwanga, the Kyotera County NUP Parliamentary candidate, says their members were picked up by armed operatives in uniform and some in plain-clothes who were travelling in two numberless Toyota Hiace Drone-vans took them to an unknown location.
The former security minister says that through the certificates of ownership, unnecessary evictions will be terminated. He adds that proper schemes will enable the vendors to look after their children and improve their incomes without restraint.
Mao who was on Sunday campaigning in Rakai and Kyotera districts said that Ugandans should emulate other East African countries which include Kenya, Burundi and the Democratic Republic of Congo among others who have witnessed the peaceful handover of power.