22 Arrested In Bulegeni Ethnic clashes

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Police in Bulambuli have arrested more than 20 people in connection with inciting violence in the ongoing tribal clashes between the Bamasaba and the Shanaa.

Police in Bulambuli have arrested more than 20 people in connection with inciting violence in the ongoing tribal clashes between the Bamasaba and the Shanaa.
 
Members of the two communities are currently engaged in a brawl following a decision by the authorities in Bulegeni Town Council to open a road in Bulegeni Down town.
 
The Bamasaba in the area were against the opening of the road, while the Shana was in support of the road.
 
Several acres of coffee, maize, matoke, and other crops from both communities have been cut down by rival communities. Several people have been injured. Domestic animals and houses were also set on fire in the early morning scuffle that started on Tuesday.
 
John Francis Malanga, a resident of Kamu in Bulegeni Town Council says the Charles Muduku; the Bulegeni town clerk is to blame for the skirmishes. He alleges that Muduku received the funds to open the road, and had to ensure the road is put in place at all costs.
 
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Malanga also blamed the Bulambuli DPC Johnson Bahimbise for failing to respond to the crisis.
 
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Both the Bulambuli DPC and Bulegeni Town clerk were not available for comment.
 
Kasim Rajab, the Officer in charge of Bulegeni police post, says the two ethnic communities have been having a longstanding dispute that has been accelerated by demarcation of Bulegeni Town Council.
 
 
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 Diana Nandaula, the Eastern Uganda Police Spokesperson, says the suspects are currently being detained at Bulambuli central Police station.