Five people including a former police constable have been arrested in Kaberamaido for being in possession of assault rifles.
The suspects were arrested on Friday at Murem Landing site in Kaberamaido district.
John Eresu, the resident District Commissioner, has identified only one of the suspects as Boney Okello, formerly a special police constable. The identities of the other suspects are still unclear for purposes of investigations.
Okello was found in possession of an AK-47 riffle with 22 rounds of ammunition.
The RDC says that his office has received reports that the suspects were hired to murder someone, but adds that these reports are under investigation.
The suspects are being detained at Kaberamaido police station.