Luke Owoyesigyire, the Deputy Kampala Metropolitan Police spokesperson, said that
"Our fire prevention and rescue services officers responded on time, fortunately, the fire had been extinguished by other first responders using a nearby fire extinguisher, water, and sand." According to Owoyesigyire, all the passengers escaped unhurt.
Police Preliminary findings indicate that the suspects have been renting shops on different buildings, targeting places close to Forex bureaus, and shops dealing in Electronics, with an aim of robbing money and appliances.
The Defense Ministry Spokesperson, Brig Gen. Flex Kulaigye told URN that the investigations will establish what transpired at the scene, adding that whoever will be found in the wrong, will be handled according to the law.
Preliminary findings from Jinja-Road Police Division, indicate that the driver was quizzed about missing merchandise worth 2 million Shillings, and when he failed to explain or deliver the money as requested, one of the company directors handed him to security guards who pounced on him like angry lions.
The arrest of Mabirizi comes exactly a week after the High Court Civil Division Judge Musa Ssekaana issued an order directing every Police officer in Uganda to arrest him upon sight and be taken to Kitalya Mini Max Prison to serve an 18 months punishment for continued attack of judicial officers.
Kampala Metropolitan Police Deputy spokesperson Luke Owoyesigyire has identified the suspect as Geoffrey Kitaka, a boda-boda rider at Wakimese estate stage, who behaving in an insane manner staged a roadblock near Hash petrol station in Kyengera.
The four are said to have died in the fire that caught one of the pupils’ dormitories at around 3am this morning. The victims have been identified as Tena Denge, Bashira Nabawesi, Julian Nakalanzi, all in primary one and 7-year-old Hasina Nakawuki, a primary two pupil.
Luke Owoyesigyire, the Kampala Metropolitan Deputy Police spokesperson identified the deceased as Lydia Wanyuki a maid in Munyonyo who was killed by Patrice Ochen in one of estates in Lubowa, in Makindye-Ssabagabo, in Wakiso District.
A police officer from Kira-Road Police Division who participated in the operation, says that the suspects were partying and drinking while playing loud music in violation of the government restrictions on social gathering as part of the COVID-19 containment measures.
According to Police records, the same gang group participated in other robberies in Wamala zone-Nansana on May 18th, 2021 where they raped one of the victims. One of the gang members met his death on July 13th, 2021 at the hand of the mob in another foiled robbery in Kyebando in Kawempe Division.
Kampala Metropolitan Deputy Police spokesperson Luke Owoyesigyire says that Joshua Akanyijuka a 30-year-old resident of Nkere zone in Katwe was arrested following the recent attack and murder of a two-year-old child in Kanakurya Zone.
Kampala Metropolitan Deputy Police spokesperson Luke Owoyesigyire said that the crackdown follows increasing vehicles without number-plates on the roads which is not only against the law but also, the same vehicles are mostly being used by criminals.
Luke Owoyesigyire, the Kampala Metropolitan Metropolitan Deputy Police spokesperson, says that some of the victims of mugging have severally filed cases after losing their property to criminals who often try to push them into Nakivubo water Channel.