The swag attackers are reportedly responsible for an attack that claimed the life of Anthony Kanyoto, the former Public Affairs Manager of the Civil Aviation Authority, and three other people whose lives were brutally ended.
Police in Entebbe is struggling
to arrest youths under a peer group "swag attackers" which had been
listed as one of those terrorizing residents of Nakiwogo, Lugonjo, and Kitooro
in Entebbe Division A.
The swag attackers are reportedly
responsible for an attack that claimed the life of Anthony Kanyoto, the former
Public Affairs Manager of the Civil Aviation Authority, and three other people
whose lives were brutally ended.
It’s on the basis of this that Entebbe
Division Security Committee tasked the area Police to investigate, arrest and
prosecute all people involved in the attacks. At the beginning of this month. Police
embarked the mission, with a view of wiping out all criminal gangs in Entebbe
So far, three people have been arrested
in connection with the attacks. However, criminals have continued robbing
people within Lugonjo and neighbouring areas. Entebbe Deputy RDC Noor Njuki now
says that Police is still failing to wipe out the criminal elements within leaving
the local population susceptible to harm.
Njuki who told Uganda Radio
Network that there is a need to intensify operations within Entebbe
Municipality so as to wipe out all criminals.
"We have said this several
times. We need to end this criminality even when we have limited manpower. We
should ensure that we have more Police officers engaging in patrols especially
at night so as to arrest all those engaged in theft and murder," Njuki
Entebbe Division Police Commander
Baker Kawonawo says that the persons who were arrested are involved in smoking
of Marijuana and the sniffing aviation fuel.
"We are using the ones we
have to lead us to the whole group as investigations continue. We trust that
the Criminal Investigations Department will be able to wipe out all criminal
elements within Entebbe," Kawonawo says.
Mike Kabwama Mutebi, the Division
Chairperson says that many of the gangsters are born and raised in Entebbe.