Reports indicate that on Friday last week, unidentified people raided Stephen Namusi's home from Legenya Sub County and took a cow. Namusi reported the incident to the Bumasobo police post. Police officers used a sniffer dog that traced the path to Samson Wanzila's home in Nakilulu village, Masungu parish, Bumasobo Sub County.
people lost their lives, and another escaped with severe injuries over the
weekend in Sironko district after being pushed off a cliff during a clash. The dead have been identified as Livingston Wandega, 50, the Local Council I chairperson of Muduga village, Bumasifwa parish in Legenya Sub County; Woyega, 27, a resident of Mabono village, Kibobobi parish in Legenya Sub County; and Timothy Kissa, 13, a pupil at Bumasifwa Primary School in Primary Six class from Legenya Sub County.
indicate that on Friday last week, unidentified people raided Stephen Namusi's
home from Legenya Sub County and took a cow. Namusi reported the incident to
the Bumasobo police post. Police officers used a sniffer dog that traced the
path to Samson Wanzila's home in Nakilulu village, Masungu parish, Bumasobo Sub
had fled, but the authorities found beef at his residence, which was seized as
evidence. On Saturday, several locals from Namusi's family, who had lost their
animal, stormed Wanzila's residence and took two animals in retaliation.
Stephen Kimasi, the LCIII chairperson of Bukyabo Sub County, a group from Bukyabo
Sub County in Bulambuli district armed with machetes, stones, sticks, and
bricks intercepted the retaliating group from Legenya Sironko at Busasagi
village, Buchabo parish in Buchabo Sub County.
erupted as they attempted to reclaim their animals, resulting in three people
being pushed and falling off a cliff while others fled the scene. Rogers
Taitika, the Elgon region police spokesperson, confirmed the incident, stating
that the bodies of the deceased were recovered at the bottom of the cliff.
were taken to Mbale City mortuary for post-mortem examinations before being
released to their respective families for burial. Taitika affirmed that efforts
were underway to apprehend those involved from Bumasobo Sub County who engaged
in the altercation with residents from neighboring Bulambuli.
a parent of one of the affected teenagers, urged the police to expedite the
investigation to apprehend and prosecute those responsible for his son's death.
He highlighted rising insecurity due to cattle theft in Legenya and neighboring
Bukyabo sub-counties and criticized the apparent lack of action by security
forces, resulting in the tragic loss of innocent lives.
Isaiah Sasaga Wanzira,
the Budadiri East Constituency Member of Parliament in Sironko district,
appealed for calm among residents following reports of planned retaliatory
actions between Legenya and Bukyabo sub-counties against Bumasobo Sub County in
Bulambuli. He urged prompt intervention by security forces to prevent further
violence and loss of life.