The Police crime report indicates that crimes across the country increased by 3.3 percent in the previous year 2017, with 252,065 cases being registered from 243,988 cases in the year 2016. 23 women were killed in Entebbe and Nansana municipalities in 2017.
Police in Entebbe municipality has called upon all residents to work with the force in order to curb crime. The call follows a deliberate campaign to increase vigilance in the area which was recently hit by a wave of insecurity.
The municipality is home to several administrative units including government Ministries, the international airport, tourism sites and several leisure parks.
Other administrative units like the Statehouse are managed by Elite Special Forces under the Uganda Peoples Defence Forces. However, despite the heavy presence of security forces within the municipality, the area has experienced a high crime rate in the past one year.
The Police crime report indicates that crimes across the country increased by 3.3 percent in the previous year 2017, with 252,065 cases being registered from 243,988 cases in the year 2016. 23 women were killed in Entebbe and Nansana municipalities in 2017. Also, 634 kilograms of Narcotics were recovered from 50 suspects at the international airport in Entebbe. The suspects were coming from 23 countries.
This prompted the police, led by the District Police Commander to engage in community mobilization so as to create awareness on how to curb crime within the municipality.
Hassan Lubaale, the officer in Charge of Lugonjo Nakiwogo told residents in the area that the rise in crime was a result of connivance.
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Lubaale also indicated that several youth groups that were involved in criminality have since March this year been arrested and arraigned before court. He, however, wouldn't offer details of how many people were arrested in the past three months.
Entebbe Division A Chairperson Mike Kabwama also reechoed the need for residents to cooperate with all security agencies so as to eliminate all criminal elements within the area.
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The most recent high profile crime committed in Entebbe is the murder of Ugandan singer Moses Ssekibogo alias Mowzey Radio in February this year.