The suspected gang members were picked up Wednesday in a police operation in Namungoona, Lubigi area and Nansana Municipality, according to the Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson, Patrick Onyango.
Twenty suspected members
of a criminal gang dubbed "Dog Tulumbe" that has been wreaking havoc in
Nansana Municipality and parts of Northern Kampala are in police custody.
The suspected gang
members were picked up Wednesday in a police operation in Namungoona, Lubigi
area and Nansana Municipality, according to the Kampala Metropolitan Police
Spokesperson, Patrick Onyango.
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He says few of the suspects are adults who are believed to lure the minors into crime.
The gang is mainly composed of minors between nine and 16 years of age.
They don white or black tracksuits and always
operate in groups of five to seven targeting people with money and other
valuable items along the Northern by-pass covering the
Bwaise-Namungoona-stretch, Hoima Road, Nabweru-Bwaise areas and other suburbs
in Nansana Municipality.
Onyango says they are keenly monitoring the black spots where the gangs operate from and will not rest until the gang is brought down completely. "Dog Tulumbe", which is loosely translated “Dog
Lets Attack”, isn't the first such criminal gang to terrorize Greater Kampala.
A number of criminals have previously operated in various parts of Kampala and
its neighborhood. They include among others the famous Kifeesi, which was
operating in Kampala and Mukono with bases in Katwe-Kinyoro.
Others include Bad Life, B13, XOI, Kasolo Boys, Happy Street
and Naguru Arrow Boys. Most of the gangs were operating in slummy areas
targeting people returning from work.
Some of these gangs have over time been busted by security
giving a sign of relief to dwellers. Police blame the emerging
criminal gangs to child neglect, poor parenting and peer influence.