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140 People Killed in Robberies, Domestic Brawls in Two Weeks

At least 79 Ugandans were also killed between October 4 and 11 in robberies, domestic brawls while others met their death while returning from drinking.
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Statistics at the Criminal Investigations Directorate –CID indicate that 140 people have been killed in the last two weeks. This translates into 10 people being killed every day across the country. 

At least 79 Ugandans were also killed between October 4 and 11 in robberies, domestic brawls while others met their death while returning from drinking.

The murders reduced from the week of October 12 to 18 when 61 people were hacked, strangled, stabbed or poisoned to death. Unlike the first week of October when most of the fatalities stemmed from commercially related crimes like robberies.

Some of the murders resulting from domestic brawls recorded by CID include Jeros Ajaro 46, who was allegedly hacked to death by her husband Alfred Okum 47. After murdering his wife, Okum committed suicide.

“Their fight resulted from a simple matter. Okum was accusing his wife of misusing proceeds from their harvests. This is something that could have been resolved,” Police Spokesperson, Fred Enanga, said.

Moses Katamba is being hunted for allegedly killing his 2-year-old son Moses Sserunjogi in an inferno. CID indicates that Katamba a resident of Kikuyu village in Butambala district disagreed with his wife, locked her inside the house alongside their baby and then set it ablaze.

“The wife made an alarm that attracted locals. They rescued her but the baby was killed in the inferno. Katamba took off after committing the crime. Efforts are underway to have him arrested for this gruesome act,” detectives indicate in the report sent to CID headquarters in Kibuli.

Another woman Ruth Namirimu is currently detained at Kira Division police, in Kampala Metropolitan on allegations of strangling her four-year-old daughter Praise Nantongo. Police suspect that Namirimu strangled the daughter because she had failed to walk.

The Kampala murders also include the 10-year-old girl’s body that was found piled in a sack and dumped in a water trench at Kinawataka village, Nakawa Division, in Kampala. The suspect Gerald Sematiko was arrested from Kirinya –Bweyogerere by overt police officers.

CID records indicate that six of the victims were Boda-boda riders who were strangled and their motorcycles stolen. Between 16 and 20 riders have been strangled or stabbed to death mostly in areas of Wakiso, Masaka, Kyenjojo and Mukono in the last six weeks.

Some of the armed robberies and murders recorded last to include a raid at Zian plywood factor in Myanzi, Kassanda district in the wee hours of Saturday morning. A policeman identified as Ronald Amuko and suspect robber Ismail Musisi died in the fire exchange.

Last year, the Annual Crime Report show 4,460 people were killed and the majority of these met their death through assault. This was followed by murder using blunt objects, murder by mob action and murder by strangulation.

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