Kampala Metropolitan Deputy Police spokesperson Luke Owoyesigyire, has said that the assailants raided different homes in Kikaya zone in Bulega Wakiso district at around 1:00 am and started terrorizing residents.
patrol team of Police and Uganda People Defence Forces-UPDF on Tuesday night
shot two suspected thugs who have been terrorizing residents in Wakiso District.
Kampala Metropolitan Deputy Police spokesperson Luke Owoyesigyire, has said
that the assailants raided different homes in Kikaya zone in Bulega Wakiso
district at around 1:00 am and started terrorizing residents.
One of the
victims Gladys Mugerwa informed the police, that the assailants who were armed
with pangas, knives, and housebreaking instruments first attacked the home of Bruno
Ssempijja, and cut him badly after failing to give them money.
“He was cut
in the head when they asked him for the money, which he didn’t have, they took
his Huawei smartphone and left him bleeding she said".
have identified the suspects as Kato Joseph and Kabale Sula, all residents of
Kikaya zone. Owoyesigyire says that the thugs were found with a number
of stolen items including Phones and television sets.
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This was the
second time in less than a week that robbers attacked the residents of Kikaaya
– Bulenga in Wakiso District. Last week, the men armed with pangas
attacked four homes and hacked three people.
In the past
two months, several people were injured in five separate attacks in Namungoona,
Kyengera, Kawempe, and Nabweru-Nansana areas by machete-wielding assailants,
who robbed cash, mobile phones, and other house valuables.
The first attack in Namungoona Zone 1 in Rubaga Division on 3rd April left one
person dead and two others critically injured. On the 5th of this month,
Denis Mayanja, Frank Matovu, Sarah Nalubwama, Charles Ntambi, Frank Kawooya, JB
Ssempija, John Musoke, and Aisha Nakimbugwe, were also injured in the night home
raids in Wakimese-Kyengera town council.
Other home attacks occurred in Kazo central, Kazo-Muganzirwazza, and Nabweru South
in Nabweru Division and Kawempe by assailants on 8th April,
these left Ronald Baligye, Suleiman Mukasa, Esther Nakabuye, and Anasio
Mutabazi also nursing injuries.
More than 500 suspected machete attackers were arrested in the recent
operations against pang-wielding attacks in parts of Kampala Metropolitan
areas in the past two months.