The leaflets which were directing Indians to either pay a minimum of Five Million Shillings or risk being evicted from Uganda are believed to have been dropped near their shops on Wednesday morning.
Police in Kiira Region is investigating circumstances under which
leaflets were dropped in Jinja City warning of an attack on businesses owned by
The leaflets which were directing Indians to either pay a minimum
of Five Million Shillings or risk being evicted from Uganda are believed to
have been dropped near their shops on Wednesday morning.
“You have one week to pay us a minimum of five Million Shillings
or risk being forcefully thrown out of our country, stand warned,” reads one of
the leaflets in part.
Roy Mandov, a member of the Indian Association says that, for
close to three years now, his colleagues have been subjected to numerous
threats however the police have not done much to prosecute the suspects.
Mandov says that between 2019 and 2020, unidentified individuals
used to steal their number plates and demand victims to pay a minimum of One Million
Shillings before releasing the same to them but, the vice slowly disappeared.
Vincent Ssemaganda, the Aldina Village Chairperson which is host
to several Indian businesses says that several Indians have complained of being
physically attacked by unknown individuals.
“Several Indians have complained to me on how their children are
openly bullied, physically assaulted, their items forcefully grabbed in broad
daylight, however, most of them never engage police authorities to further
investigate these complaints which frustrate chances of prosecution,” he
The Kiira region police spokesperson, Abbey Ngako says that
detectives have been dispatched at the scene of the crime and efforts of
reviewing footage from some of the neighbouring privately owned CCTV cameras
are underway, to ascertain the identities of the suspects.