Since mid-September, the claimants have been stuck in Lwengo district following a sharp row stemming from their opposition to being subjected to DNA tests by the Police, which they accused of being biased.
Ddumba met his death at the hands of machete-wielding men who raided his home in Kakoma-Kyanjovu village, Lwengo sub-county on August 4, 2021. His relatives say that the deceased’s family has never received the Shillings 10million condolence, which President Museveni gave to each of the 26 affected families.
Gilbert Tayebwa, the ICF South-Central Uganda Crane Conservation-Program Officer, says that Lwengo is one of the largest breeding colonies for the cranes but several have been encroached on by the farmers and bricklayers.
Commissioner Julius Twinomujuni, from Police Directorate of Forensic Sciences-DFS, had been sent to Lwengo district to pick blood samples from three people claiming to be relatives to Francis Ruhamyakaaka alias Nkaaka, who want to exhume the deceased's remains.
Three relatives of Francis Ruhamyakaaka, one of the those murdered at Nakateeta Village Kisekka sub-county in Lwengo district have formally complained to Lwengo Resident District Commissioner over their condolence fees that went into the wrong hands.
Robina Naluwu, the Kaganda parish councillor, says that the recent murders that seem to largely target people of advanced age have bred a lot of fear among residents prompting some of them to flee their homes.
General David Muhoozi on Monday evening visited Lwengo district, the scene of the latest incident. He indicated that preliminary assessments are pointing to possibilities of terrorism, a line of investigations security has now taken.
The deceased are identified as Maria Nakato, 78, a resident of Kitenga in Masaka and Henry Kiremba, 81, a retired medical officer from Kyoko village, Kingo sub-county in Lwengo district. The killers allegedly broke into the houses of the victims and stabbed them with blunt objects.
Balikuddembe has withdrawn the petition citing a lack of enough evidence to sustain the petition. According to Balikuddembe, his petition was frustrated by a court ruling that denied him permission to submit additional evidence to support his complaints.
Gonzaga Muteesasira, the greater Masaka regional coordinator for the program, reveals that the habit of multiple borrowing have been unearthed among the youth leaders and media practitioners SACCOs that were registered at levels of the three constituencies in the area.
Kabaka Mutebi says that the suggested reforms will mess up the cultural values and interests of the Kingdom and the subjects whose heritage is hinged on land as one of the key principles of their existence. He indicates that mooting for reforms that specifically target a land tenure system which is largely espoused in Buganda amounts to outright injustice aimed at weakening the Kingdom.