Mbarara, Kiruhura fight over Livestock Market

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Mbarara district leaders have held a crisis meeting to find a way forward on the conflict that is likely to erupt between Mbarara district and Kiruhura district over Kyenshama weekly livestock market.

This comes at a time when Kiruhura district established another livestock within the vicinity of the already existing Kyenshama market.

It is reported that on Friday 5th October 2018, armed police officers, commanded by the District Police Commander Kiruhura district Patrick Omara, blocked livestock traders from accessing Kyenshama market.

In yesterday’s meeting held at Kyenshama dam, Basil Bataringaya the Mbarara district secretary for finance called upon traders and the locals to remain calm, promising to contact Kiruhura district officials to resolve the matter, amicably.

Bazil, however, warned Kiruhura authorities that, if they opt to use force, Mbarara will also not hesitate to use the same.

Deus Mugisha the LC III chairperson Kashare Sub County said, its
lack of respect and arrogance that Kiruhura district can establish a
the market, neighbouring theirs, without even sanitary facilities.

When contacted, the Kiruhura district chairperson Samuel Katugunda said, Mbarara district should write to them officially, seeking for the dialogue on the matter.

Our efforts to speak to Kiruhura district LCV Chairman, Rev. Samuel Mugisha Katugunda were futile, as he couldn’t pick our calls.

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