“The District of Mbarara continues to register high number of Homicide cases since 2011,” she said. Statistics on murders presented by Akullo, show that Mbarara topped in murders in 2018 with 138 cases, indicating that on average three people are killed each week.
AIGP Grace Akullo, the only woman standing in the extreme left row after releasing crime statistics
Investigations Directorate-CID is to study the persistent number of murder cases
in Mbarara district.
The CID Director, Grace Akullo recently observed that Mbarara
district has continued registering a high number of murder cases since 2001.
“The District of Mbarara continues to register high number of
Homicide cases since 2011,” she said. Statistics on murders presented by Akullo,
show that Mbarara topped in murders in 2018 with 138 cases, indicating that on
average three people are killed each week.
other districts where the statistics keep
changing, when it comes to murders and robberies, Mbarara has remained in the
first or second position for the last five years. It is only 2015 where only 95 cases were reported in Mbarara.
More than 100 murder cases were recorded in 2014, 2016, 2017 and 2018. For
instance, 138 killings were registered in 2018, 107 cases in 2017, 110 cases in
2016, 95 in 2015 and 100 in 2014.
Similarly, over 1,500 robberies were registered in Mbarara
between 2014 and 2018 meaning six robberies are recorded on a weekly basis. In 2018,
2017 and 2016, Mbarara came second in robberies after Lira, Arua and
In 2018, Mbarara came second with 333 robbery cases after
Arua that topped with 343 cases. In 2017 Mbarara was second to Lira with 272
cases while in 2016 Mbarara was second to Kiryandongo with 110 cases of robbery.
In 2016, five bodies were picked within Mbarara town within a
space of two days. The victims were identified as Justus Twinomujuni and Fred
Musinguzi. They were shot dead, hacked and strangled, according to police that
collected the bodies from Lake Mburo National Park and Kakyeka Stadium.
In February 2015, a gunman shot four people dead inside a bar,
an incident that was described as crime of passion. The incident happened at a
bar in Lugazi cell in Mbarara town. The quartet was shot at around 1:00 hours
when a thug dressed in police like jacket pumped bullets into revelers at Mama
Police identified the victims as Suzan Namuyimba, Innocent Kajumba,
Doreen Mbabazi and Ahumuza Bwekingo