By Ambrose Kweronda
in Rukiga district—-
Police in Rukiga District have arrested five suspects accused of injuring animals in Nyakitabire cell, Kamwezi Sub-county.
The suspects whose names have been concealed by Police for investigation are employees of Mary Kibahigire who is allegedly engaged in land grabbing and employed armed Congolese nationals, contributing to insecurity.
Residents in Nyakitabire cell, Kamwezi Sub-county, accuse Kibahigire of authorizing land eviction, burning, and failing to control her dogs, leading to attacks on domestic animals.
In a recent reconciliation meeting, Nayebare Fred Kyamuzigita, the Resident District Commissioner, instructed Kibahigire to verify her employees with district security, warning of arrests if not complied with.
The suspects are currently detained at Rukiga Central Police Station pending investigations since the incident occurred yesterday at around 2:00 PM according to Elly Maate the Kigezi Region Police Spokesperson.
The incident was reported by Basheija Agastus, a 25-year-old herdsman, while grazing cattle.
He observed Kibahigire’s workers armed with pangas and dogs injuring two cows.The herdsman, sensing danger, fled with a colleague.
Although the herdsman couldn’t identify the suspects, the police responded promptly, arresting four individuals after visiting and processing the scene.