On Saturday URN visited and traversed the area but discovered less than 50 people at Okweche Trading Centre where the incident occurred while the entire parts of the area looked abandoned with all houses under lock, grasses eating up the compounds and no footprints visible anywhere. Many domestic animals and poultry were seen roaming the area unattended to.
Julius Hakiza, the Albertine Region Police spokesperson told Uganda Radio Network on Monday that 27 out of the 42 suspects were released on police bond over the weekend as per the advice from the Director of Public Prosecutions-DPP.
They are accused of attacking and hacking to death Yasin Bakati,Rosa Afiyako and Safi Ayumani all residents of Okeche cell Karuma town Council Kiryandongo district. They also critically injured Safina Chandiru who is currently admitted in critical condition nursing severe wounds at Kiryandongo General Hospital.She sustained deep cuts in the head, face, both hands and stomach.
Wahid Babyesiza, the younger brother to the deceased told Uganda Radio Network in an interview that the deceased was first admitted to a clinic in Kigumba town with severe malaria two weeks ago and he recovered.
Wilson Kagoro, the Community conservation warden at Murchison Falls National Park, has warned the public that eating game meat is not only an offense but also exposes one to the risk of contracting deadly diseases such as Ebola.
The thugs stole three computers plus unspecified amount of money. The thugs who gained entrance into the bank on Wednesday night through the behind door also destroyed closed circuit Television Camera-CCTV Camera.
Julius Hakiza, the Albertine Region Police spokesperson has confirmed the accident, saying they have commenced investigations. By the time of filing this story, police had towed the vehicle to Kiryandongo Central police station.
Originally established in 1990, Kiryandongo Settlement was re-opened in 2014 during the South Sudanese insurgency and now hosts almost close to 60,000 refugees, majority of whom are from South Sudan. The rest are from the Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda, Burundi, and Sudan.