"Her home was five minutes away from the mobile money kiosk," says village chairman Henry Galiwango. "She had just opened her door when they shot her because she died with an open padlock in one of her hands.
A mobile money agent, Gian Nambi, has been shot dead by unknown assailants in Nalugala in Katabi Town Council (Wakiso district).
The assailants shot Nambi at the entrance of her home around 8:50pm and ran away with unspecified amount of money.
According to Henry Galiwango, the LC I Chairman Nalugala village, Nambi was shot in the back twice and once on one of her fingers during the incident that occurred on Wednesday.
"Her home was five minutes away from the mobile money kiosk,"Galiwango says. "She had just opened her door when they shot her because she died with an open padlock in one of her hands."
He says police officers picked up her corpse last night and took it to Mulago Hospital mortuary.
Galiwango, who is now at the scene, says police investigators have called him saying they are on the way too.
Meanwhile, Luke Owoyesigyire, the Kampala Metropolitan Police Deputy spokesperson has told the media that this is a case of aggravated robbery and murder and that police officers have commenced investigations.
Between January to October 2019, police recorded over 50 armed robberies of mobile money agents across the country including areas in Wakiso district. Ten mobile money agents were killed during these robberies.