Patrick Nuwagaba, the Officer in Charge of Kakindu Police Station in Mityana District was found dead near his car that had been parked about 500 meters away from his home at Mayirye Village in Kakindu Sub County.
“The two police officers were responding to an alleged complaint by two victims who claimed they had been robbed of proceeds from their tomato business. One of them identified himself as Kananya Sulaiman of Nansana in Wakiso District who was putting on dirty clothes alleged that the public had arrested one whom they were threatening to lynch and he asked the police to immediately intervene,” Kawala said.
Kyakuwa told URN that they decided to conduct patrols because of the rampant theft of their cows, goats and pigs, which they said has deprived them of any revenue. He explained that upon interception of the commuter taxi, the suspects thieved jumped out and fled for dear lives.
The district registered 187 criminal juvenile offences in the financial year 2020-2021 compared to 168 cases recorded in the previous year. These include cases of aggravated robbery, murder, and sexual offences like incest and defilement, among others, committed by minors aged 15 and 16.
“Our counterparts in Mityana sent us information and the description befitted the child we had. He was subjected to medical test. As we wait for results from the tests taken, the child has been transported back to Mityana to meet his family and subsequently prepare for his examinations,” said Mukisa.