Kazo: Nine remanded over cattle theft
Nine people have been remanded in Kiruhura government prison in Kiruhura district on seven counts of cattle theft in Kazo district.
Court presided over by Ndaazano Joshua, the Kazo grade one magistrate on Wednesday heard that the suspects including Bangyenda Samuel aka Brown from Kibale district, Namakula Hilda from Ngomba district, Kobwengye Richard from Kyegegwa district, Bagoza Patrick, Kutesa Ronald, and others were arrested in the month of October on charges of cattle theft.
The arrest of the suspects followed an incident in which 24 cows were on 8th October 2022 stolen from a one Nobert Turyahika’s farm in Kakoni, Buremba sub-county, Kazo district.
The prosecution told court that more cattle were stolen from Nshemereirwe Coleb’s farm, and Ahimbisibwe Didas all from Engari sub-county in Kazo district.
The suspects pleaded not guilty to the charges and were immediately sent on remand till 30th November 2022 when they will reappear in court.
Kazo district has been hit by a wave of cattle theft in recent months, according to police reports, the stolen cattle are smuggled into other districts like Kasese and Kampala.