His wife, Betty Nabwire, says that Barasa has been suffering from tuberculosis-TB and swollen legs for the last 15 years. She says that Barasa has been complaining of excessive pain resulting from the illness.
The impounded fishing gear includes 15 boats and over 200 undersized fishing nets. They were impounded in the three days operation that started last Friday in different landing sites of Singila, Kandege, Maninga, Gorofa and Yebe, all in Namayingo district.
“A big boat together with the engine costs about Shillings 3.5 million and most of the fishermen who cannot afford such continue to use small boats well aware that, their lives are at risk more so during this rainy season,” he said.
It is reported that the child Juliet Nakyaki, from Bumera C Village in Mutumba sub-county had gone to fetch water from Lake Victoria on Friday evening, when a crocodile attacked her. Fishermen mounted a search for the deceased’s remains since Friday night but only managed to recover part of them from a swamp one the lakeshore on Sunday morning.
Yahaya Kakoza, the Namayingo RDC and Covid-19 Task Force Chairperson in a phone interview with URN says that he developed symptoms of coronavirus and was subjected to the test and was confirmed positive.
Gen. Kyanda argues that although the UPDF high command has received written complaints entailing the rot in FPU operations, physical interface with survivors is paramount in gathering evidence against the accused officers.
Patrick Ochieng, a resident of Singila village accused some FPU officers of conniving with their civilian counterparts to confiscate their fishing nets and charge them between 200,000 and 300,000 to recover them.