Christopher Byarufu, a resident of Katikara sub-county wonders why no single suspect has been arrested in connection to all the robberies that have taken place since March this year, saying there could be a big loophole in security.
Residents in Kakumiro
district are up in arms against the police over the surging cases of
robbery in the area. Residents accuse
police of doing nothing to stop gunmen staging attacks in various parts of the district.
According to the residents, about ten robberies have occurred in the district since March
this year where some business
people have lost millions of shillings and merchandise.
They now want an explanation from the top
police management on why robbery cases have persisted in the area. Jolly Katusiime, a resident of Kakindo sub-county says that most of the officers
are not at their duty stations during night hours.
//cue in;”Bagamba kaba ija…
Cue out:…Bakozi aba sirikali.”//
Jane Businge, a resident of Mpasana sub-county
faults the top
police management in the Albertine for failing to monitor and supervise their
juniors, saying the officers
work at their own pace.
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Cue out:…completely and also,”//
Christopher Byarufu, a resident of Katikara sub-county wonders why no single suspect has
been arrested in connection to all the robberies that have taken place since
March this year, saying there
could be a big loophole in security.
Rose Ahebwa, a businesswoman in Kakindo sub-county, says that most police officers deployed in the area are
too old to respond to emergencies.
She wants the police management to deploy young energetic officers who can swiftly respond to emergencies.
//cue in;”Amazima gali aroho…
Cue out:…Kakindo,Kakindo Nkoto.”//
Julius Hakiza, the Albertine Region Police
spokesperson has called on the residents to stay calm, saying joint intelligence teams comprising the police, CMI and the Uganda Peoples Defence
forces-UPDF are on the ground doing all it takes to track down the suspects.
//cue in; “Our intelligence teams…
Cue out:…to recover them.”//
Several robbery cases have taken place in Kakumiro district from the beginning of this year. The latest case occurred over the weekend when eight
armed thugs raided the home of Lira University lecturer and robbed him of
The gunmen stormed the residence of Moses Kaahwa in
Nyabakande Cell in
Rukunyu ward, Kakindo town council in Kakumiro district around 2 am on Saturday
and robbed him at
gunpoint. On October 17, 2021, three armed thugs robbed a
businesswoman in Kakumiro district Shillings 4million. The gunmen raided a
hardware shop belonging to Justine Kesande in Kikora trading center in Kikora
parish in Kikora sub-county and placed her at gunpoint.
They ordered her to surrender all the money she
had in her possession to them in vain. The gunmen fired several bullets in the
air, which prompted her to surrender a bag containing Shillings 4million. In
September, three armed thugs raided a mobile money agent and electronics shop
in Kakumiro district and made off with 30 smartphones and an unspecified amount
The thugs stormed the shop in Mwitanzige trading
center in Mwitanzige sub-county around 9 pm. They first approached Denis
Bagonza, a mobile money agent pretending to be customers before they placed him
at gunpoint and ordered him to surrender whatever he had. They later stormed an electronics shop
belonging to Yasin Baryankoraki, whom they also placed at gunpoint and ordered
him to surrender all smartphones in the shop.
In March 2021, four armed robbers attacked a
Centenary bank agent in Kakumiro district robbing an unspecified amount of
October 2020, armed thugs raided Kakumiro district and robbed Shillings 16
million from a businesswoman in Kuhuna Trading Centre.
The six thugs, armed with a gun raided a shop
owned by Margret Basemera and held her at gunpoint before ordering her to
surrender all the money in her possession. The robbery took place around 9 pm in Kisiita
West Cell, Central ward, Kisiita Town Council Kakumiro district. However, no single suspect has been
apprehended in connection to these