Crime & Investigation

APAC: Armed Gang Terrorizes Maruzi Ranch Residents

Uganda Premier League table leaders KCCA FC and the reigning Champions Vipers SC travel to Jinja on match day 12 on Tuesday 15th.

KCCA FC who are the only unbeaten side, tadalafil  take their campaign to Kakindu stadium to face a wounded Bul FC team that lost the derby on Friday to newcomers JMC Hippos.  KCCA enjoy a good run against the cooking oil manufacturers having won three of the last four fixtures.

Sadolin Paints FC will depend on team skipper Peter Katumba whose return from injury last week saw them  earn their four points in six after losing two in a row.

In Nakivubo, try JMC Hippos will reunite with former captain  Ambrose Kirya as they take on SC Villa.  It will remain to be seen if coach James Odoch will appear in the sidelines for JMC Hippos after missing last game with rumors that he had thrown in the towel due to financial reasons.

Tuesday 15 th December.
Soana FC Vs The Saints FC

BUL FC Vs KCCA FC – Kakindu Stadium

SC Villa Vs JMC Hippos FC – Nakivubo Stadium

Express FC Vs Simba FC – Wankulukuku Stadium.


Sadolin Paints FC Vs Vipers SC – Buteme Stadium
Panic has gripped residents of Apac district following reports of an armed gang has entered terrorizing living around Maruzi Ranch in as well as travelers on Kungu – Apac highway.

Reports indicate that seven people have so far been shot dead by the gang in the vast Maruzi Ranch located between Ibuje and Akokoro Sub Counties in the last three months and several attempted attacks made.

The latest incident happened on December 4 when two people who were traveling on a motorcycle were shot dead and their property robbed.

One Charles Otee said his relative David Martin Ongu was returning from Kampala and called his nephew to pick him from Kungu landing site with a motorcycle and as they rode home, cure they were shot dead in the ranch.

Otee said residents of the area were annoyed that during burial, side effects no security official attended to explain the happenings in the ranch.

Maruzi ranch formerly a Beef ranch, measures up to 8000 hectares. Apac district local government in 2004 handed it over to the National Animal Genetic Resource Centre and Data Bank (NAGRC&

The land has since been occupied by squatters who have resisted eviction. Last September, the High Court in Lira issued a temporary order restraining the Apac District local government, police and the
attorney general from evicting the squatters.

Report show that numerous people are residing in the ranch including several who were displaced during the LRA insurgency and could be part of the insecurity in the area.

Apac District Police Commander Alfonse Ajangole said they have this week deployed in the area and secured it.

He said as a result of the deployment, they have recovered one gun, an AK47 and arrested one suspect.

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