Kungu is one of the seven people who died as a result of the twin bombing when explosions hit the Central Police Station in Kampala and the IPS building along parliament avenue on Tuesday. The attacks that came one after the other left more than 30 people injured.
The Bukedi North Police Spokesperson, Immaculate Alaso explains that the deceased left home on November 15th, 2021 to attend a dance party in the home of George Kamba but didn’t inform anyone where she was heading.
‘’We the undersigned members of Budaka district council do hereby bring to your attention our utmost displeasure and dissatisfaction with the process and/or procedure leading to the appointment of John Kasita as the new chairperson of Budaka district service commission,” reads the petition.
Eighty-four-year-old Jaliwo Mulongo, a resident of Nangada Village in Kabuna Sub-County managed to kill one of the attackers and injured another when they stormed his home around 8:30 pm to steal Shillings 200,000 he received under the Social Assistance Grants Empowerment [SAGE] program.
Festo Muluga, the chairperson Nalado Buseta sub-county explained that each village chairperson was meant to sign for Shs200,000 as indicated on the form but to their surprise the officers told them to sign for Shs170,000.
According to the councillors when they were tested at Budaka Health Center IV to enable them to attend the council meeting, they tested positive to covid-19. However, the councillors went to Nansanga Health Center III for a confirmatory test which turned negative. The results at Mbale Regional Hospital were also negative.
Paul Higenyi, the Budaka District Education Officer said they are investigating head teachers on various counts which could have led to a high failure rate in the district.
Higenyi said the department is investigating dubious deals where some head teachers secretly registered P5 pupils to sit for PLE.
Tom Chesol, the Budaka Resident District Commissioner, says that through intelligence they have received reports from concerned residents that relatives of the COVID-19 victim are stealthily exhuming their bodies deep in the night.
The Chief Administrative Officer, Elly Piwang, says that they decided to cancel the annual leave of medical workers because of the increased COVID-19 cases. He explains that several health workers had presented leave requests to his office for the next month, which he has rejected.
Budaka Resident District Commissioner, Tom Chesol, says the duo is locked up at Budaka Central Police Station in connection to the break-in at the EC offices. He explains that the two police officers were deployed for guard duties at the Electoral Commission premises on Friday last week.
Richard Moko, the IRS Focal Person in Budaka district told Uganda Radio Network that residents have decided to boycott the IRS program, claiming it causes bedbugs. He said that many residents close their doors pretending to be away in the garden just to dodge their teams.
Budaka RDC Tom Chesol noted with great concern that some teachers have made it a habit to continue taking alcohol before stepping into a classroom, and said the community has the authority to discipline them by caning.
In his speech, Eteu explained how he had met the cultural leader days before he started complaining of ill health. Kateu, who has also been the Principle Personal Secretary to the deceased, told the council that during the elections of the LC V Chairperson and t councilors, the deceased Ikumbania called him to his palace in Budaka town council.
According to Maggwa, they had initially rejected the proposal by security to hold rallies at educational institution citing the safety of the learners but security rejected his plea. He says the directive by Police to Kyagulanyi to hold a rally at the school hasn’t gone down with the school administration.