In one of the latest attacks, a woman from Ibanda district was killed by men who were travelling in a Wish motor vehicle which was disguised as a taxi. It is suspects that the occupants of the motor vehicle trailed her after withdrawing money from a SACCO and later dumped her body in Kakoba, Mbarara.
James Mwesigye, Mbarara Resident City Commissioner, who also doubles as the Chairperson of City Security Committee, says the operation was conducted in collaboration with sister forces like the army since intelligence reports indicated the suspects were using pangas.
Jamil Nuwagaba, the chairperson Nyakaizi stage says the police now use the unsuspecting UPDF officers on patrol with them to arrest and take their keys and to return them you have to pay between 10,000 and 30,000 shillings.
James Mwesigye, chairperson of Covid-19 Taskforce and resident city commissioner says that people had developed a tendency of walking to town and loitering and sitting on their shops' verandahs’ even when they are locked.
Edson Mwebaze, 37, a resident of Kyantamba village in Bubaare sub-county handed himself to Bubaare Police station at 7 pm last night after failing to take his own life as well. He had earlier on used a panga to kill his estranged wife Judith Arinaitwe, 35, a resident of Kifufu village in Mbarara District.
The two suspected robbers were rushed to hospital in critical condition after being shot on Tuesday night in Rwentondo cell in Kakoba Division, Mbarara city by police. The suspects were allegedly conducting robberies under the guise of enforcing the nighttime curfew.
Samson Kasasira, the Rwizi Region Police Spokesperson has declined to identify the suspects, saying that they are still following some leads to arrest the remaining suspect.
Of the 405 cases recorded in the Rwizi region, the Mbarara district alone recorded 158 cases.
According to Ankunda, Nayebare found Mwebaze with 4 bunches of bananas around 6:30 pm on Tuesday evening and accused her of cutting them from her plantation without her permission leading to a quarrel.
According to the charge sheet, it is alleged that between February 2007 and June 2014, Mugarura continued to draw a salary from a consolidated fund purporting to be a teacher at Mbarara Secondary School and caused financial loss of 42 Million Shillings.
According to Samson Kasasira, the Rwizi Region Police spokesperson, the arrest of the suspects follows several cases of theft of vehicle number plates that were recorded at different police stations in Mbarara, Ibanda, and Ntungamo.
Sadiuos Oukunda, the Chairperson Mbarara City Boda boda Association, says they want the traffic warders withdrawn for extorting money from the riders instead of concentrating on their role to ensure smooth traffic flow.
Rukutana was arrested with three of his bodyguards from his home in Ruyonza, Rubaare Sub County for allegedly shooting and injuring a person, during the National Resistance Movement party primaries held on Saturday. The bodyguards were identified as Egec Paul, Kozala Faizal and Okello John Bosco.