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Six Arrested Over Missing Gumboots

Patience Baganzi, the Bulambuli District Police Commander, says after receiving intelligence from community members about the missing gumboots, they decided to arrest all the people involved in the theft.
Six people have been arrested over the disappearance of gumboots meant for people involved in the distribution of mosquito nets in Bulambuli district. 

The suspects have been identified as Godwin Mubuya, the Kiseke Parish Chief, Ronald Turyahabwe, the Monitoring and Evaluation Supervisor from the Health Ministry and Operations Manager in Charge of Namisuni Sub County, Akullo Winnie.

The other suspects are Gloria Nandudu, the Gamatilye Parish chief, Sylvia Nagudi, a health assistant at Namisuni Sub County and driver, Ali Malungu. The missing gumboots were meant for distribution to Village Health Team members in Namisuni Sub County to facilitate the mosquito net distribution exercise. 

The VHTs were also expected to receive gloves and masks to protect them from contracting Covid19. According to police, they received intelligence indicating that the officials offloaded two boxes of gumboots at the home of one of the residents only identified as Gudoi. 

Patience Baganzi, the Bulambuli District Police Commander, says after receiving intelligence from community members about the missing gumboots, they decided to arrest all the people involved in the theft.

According Baganzi, the suspects have been charged with theft of government properties vide reference number CRB/426 /2020. This is the second group officials being arrested in connection of theft in the ongoing mosquito nets distribution exercise.

On Monday, another Health Ministry official and LC I chairperson of Water Village in Western Division of Tororo district were arrested for alleged theft of two bales of mosquito nets.