Julius Hakiza, the Albertine region police spokesperson, confirmed the detention of the suspected criminals to Uganda Radio Network. Hakiza explained that these operations were authorized due to a surge in reported cases concerning assaults on residents, including pedestrians and motorists.
The suspects were arrested from Kiryatete East, a suburb of Hoima city following complaints from area residents especially the business community regarding the escalating thefts and attacks by suspected criminals in the area.
Allan Ssempebwa, the spokesperson Uganda National Roads Authority-UNRA told Uganda Radio Network in an interview on Tuesday evening that a team of UNRA officials including engineers and technical team is currently on ground inspecting, assessing and monitoring the water levels on the flooded bridge.
The River Kafu serves as the border between the Hoima and Kyankwanzi districts. The river overflowed on Monday evening around 5 p.m. disrupting transportation in the area. This occurred after prolonged heavy rainfall on Sunday, lasting for over 7 hours.
The operation followed complaints from residents, especially the business community in the areas of Lusaka, Bujumbura, Kiryatete and Kiganda, all suburbs of Hoima city about rampant thefts and attacks by the suspected criminals in several parts of the city.
The Albertine Region Police Spokesperson Julius Hakiza says that the police were tipped off after residents saw fire emerging from the court premises at around 6 a.m. He says that the police fire and rescue team rushed to contain the fire and sealed off the premises to kickstart investigations.
During the graduation ceremony, Ketty Lamaro, the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Education and Sports, urged the graduates to serve humanity with dignity and adhere to their professional ethics as nurses and midwives to enhance the country's healthcare system.
More than 500 residents of Hoima district, who were evicted from their ancestral land early this year, sued the Hoima Deputy Resident District Commissioner Micheal Kyakashari, the District Police Commander Patrick Bogere, and seven other people for unlawful eviction.
Shortly after taking his oath of office, Mugisa expressed his gratitude to the people of Hoima for entrusting him with the office, emphasizing the importance of their active participation in the by-election as a manifestation of their constitutional rights.
During the altercation, he took their six-month-old son and disappeared with him to an undisclosed location. Following the incident, Tumaine reported the matter to the police, prompting them to launch an investigation and search for the suspect.
The group consisting of cultivators and pastoralists was evicted in February by a team of police officers and private guards who raided the homes in Waaki North, Waaki South, Kapapi Central, Runga, and Kiryatete villages in Kapapi and Kiganja sub-counties.
During a pre-polling stakeholders meeting held at Dwoli Primary School Wednesday evening, the Electoral Commission Chairperson, Justice Simon Byabakama emphasized that any instances of electoral violence during or after the elections would not be tolerated.