Eight behind bars for terrorising Mbale residents

Police are holding eight suspects accused of terrorising the community in Doko trading centre in Mbale district with toy guns and other weapons.

The suspects were picked from their base in Doko village on Saturday. They were found preparing food. Police recovered toy guns, hammers, bow, arrows, machetes, spears and a cricket bat fitted with nails.

A woman who spoke to URN on condition of anonymity for fear of being victimized says the suspects were deployed in the area to guard a disputed piece of land adjacent to local church but they started terrorising residents.

Suwed Manshur, the Elgon Region Police Spokesman, declined to comment saying he was on leave and referred us to the District police Commander, Stephen Ahweera, promised to give details later.

The Elgon Region Police Commander, Francis Chemusto declined to comment saying he was yet to get a briefing from his juniors. The information we obtained shows that police intends to parade the suspects before the media on Tuesday.