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150 Motorcycles Stolen in Last One Month

Police Spokesperson Fred Enanga says that police personnel, acting on intelligence tips have raided garages, motorcycle shops and spare parts outlets in Nateete, Katwe and Nalukolongo, in operations that have so far led to the recovery of 45 motorcycles and the arrest of 13 suspects.
Police PRO CP Fred Enanga interacting with DIGP Maj Gen Muzeeyi Sabiiti

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Police in Kampala is probing 150 cases of motorcycle theft registered over the last one month.  

Police Spokesperson Fred Enanga says that police personnel, acting on intelligence tips have raided garages, motorcycle shops and spare parts outlets in Nateete, Katwe and Nalukolongo, in operations that have so far led to the recovery of 45 motorcycles and the arrest of 13 suspects. 

He says that an additional 55 of the motorcycles under investigation had been dismantled into spare parts, with only numberplates recoverable, 25 were found in frames while 25 others had only the engines remaining. 

Enanga said seven out of 13 suspects were residents of Kampala, two from Mityana, two from Kireka in Wakiso District, three from Mukono District and one from Fort portal in Kabalore District. One Rogers Semambo was identified as the ringleader of the racket that has mugged, strangled or hit Boda-boda riders with hammers, iron bars and other blunt objects.

Meanwhile, Enanga says that police are on the hunt for 12 traders who have been accused of trading in stolen motorcycle spare parts.  The 12 have reportedly fled their shops in Katwe, Ndeeba, Nateete and Nalukolongo.    

Cue in; “Mu bitundu… 

Cue out…number plates eza piki”//   

Police have since called upon whoever lost a motorcycle to avail details of the stolen motorcycle but also provide information that could be used in the successful prosecution of the culprits. At least 40 people have so far presented documents at Katwe police station as proof of ownership for the recovered motorcycles. However, some of them only found numberplates and frames.  

At least 13 Boda-boda riders have been killed by thugs since January majorly in Kampala and its neighbouring districts such Wakiso and Mukono.

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