Saturday, 6 April 2013


At least seventeen suspects have been arrested by the different security organs currently carrying out operations in Bukonzo West Constituency to get rid of thugs that have been killing people and taking away with their property.
Operations started on Monday after the Chairman LC 5 Kasese Lt. Col. Mawa Muhindo led the arrest of two businessmen who have been selling stolen meat at the Mpondwe border post and also reportedly involving in armed robbery.
After their arrest, the security organs that include the police and the Uganda people’s defense forces embarked on operations to arrest the rest of the people thought to be involved in the racket.
The UPDF 2nd Division Public Relations Officer Lt. Ninsiima Rwemizuma reveals that so far seventeen people including a woman have been arrested in the areas of Mpondwe-Lubiriha town council, Karambi and Nyakiyumbu sub-county.
One gun with over fifty rounds of ammunitions has been recovered in the process.
Lt. Ninsiima says operations continue until the rest of the racket members who have since fled to the Democratic Republic of Congo are reprimanded.
Lt. Ninsiima says that upon interrogation, some of the suspects who have been disguising in business activities have confessed to shooting dead most of the people who have been killed in the last two years.  He says that information got so far reveals that they also killed one of their own called Muthengera after betraying them on a coffee theft deal.
It is said they reportedly told the security operatives that it is Muthengera who also murdered self-employed Journalist Amon Thembo Wa’Mupaghasya in early May 2012.
Lt. Ninsiima who claims that the suspects will be paraded to court soon says there is hope that more suspects and guns will be got in the near future.
He warned people of Kasese against hiding information that would have led to the arrest of suspected criminals before the killing of innocent businessmen became rampant.
So far, at least eleven people have been killed by shooting in Bukonzo West Constituency in the period of two years.  END

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