Armed robberies have often targeted mobile money agents and supermarkets that are found of keeping large sums of money up to late night hours. A number of mobile money shops and supermarkets have been shot dead or injured in Nsangi, Kyengera, Kajjansi, Kassanda, Mubende, and Kyotera in four months.
Police are hunting for thugs who raided a Riham depot yesterday
night in Ntinda and shot at its manager after failing to get money from him. The
injured manager has been identified by police detectives as Sserunkuma who is
currently receiving treatment at Life Link Hospital.
Sserunkuma has reportedly told police that at around
8pm, armed men gained access to his officer and quickly put him at gun point. He
said that the robbers ordered him to surrender all the money that was in his
“I told them that I did not have any money on me. I think
they thought I was deceiving them and they decided to shoot at me. They took my
phones and some small money that was on me,” Sserunkuma reportedly told
The incident has since been taken over by Kira Road
policing division which is working with Closed Circuit Television –CCTV team to
ascertain the movement of the attackers who are believed to have used a motorcycle.
A witness told Ntinda police officers who arrived at
the scene about 30 minutes later that the attackers came on a motorcycle disguising
as customers. One of them was wearing something that looked like a jacket which
is believed to have been used to conceal the gun.
“We had a bullet inside the depot and we saw these
people swiftly leaving this place. They even fired some bullets outside perhaps
to scare us away,” a witness told police. Police is keeping the witnesses names
confidential since it is reported that one of the attackers looked like a
person often seen in Ntinda.
Luke Owoyesigyire, the deputy Kampala metropolitan
police spokesperson confirmed that the attackers injured two people in the
incident. He added that the robbers shot at Sserunkuma because he did not have
the money they wanted.
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It is alleged that the attackers had studied the
movement patterns of the depot staff when going to bank the money. Some witnesses
claim the robbers looked like private security guards but Owoyesigyire said police
would give updates after getting tangible evidence.
Armed robberies have often targeted mobile money agents
and supermarkets that are found of keeping large sums of money up to late night
hours. A number of people operating mobile money shops and supermarkets have
been shot to death or injured in areas of Nsangi, Kyengera, Kajjansi, Kassanda,
Mubende, and Kyotera in the last four months.
Joseph Kato is currently a Master's candidate at Makerere University. He holds a Bachelors Degree in Mass Communication from Kampala International University, a Diploma in Journalism and he's also a graduate in Guidance and Counseling.