thug was shot dead in a robbery in Kigoowa village near East High school in Kawempe
Division, in Kampala in the wee hours of this morning.
According to preliminary
information, the deceased was gunned down by officers from Tuba police post
when he and three others raided some apartments in the area.
responded to a distress call. Luke Owoyesigyire, the Deputy Kampala
Metropolitan Police spokesperson, confirmed the shooting.
Daniel Mugisha, whose
house was raided by the suspected thugs, says that he had just entered his
bedroom around 1:25 am when he had heard the security guard screaming.
were tying the guard who was armed with a bow and arrow. Mugisha says that he had
just completed some work on his laptop in the sitting room. Mugisha believes the thugs kept watching him and waited for him to switch off the
After hearing the security guard screaming, Mugisha peeped
through the curtains to see what was happening to their watchman. It was at
this point the thugs warned Mugisha and his wife not to dare alert anyone. He says that thugs shuttered his window panes and cut the padlocks on the
burglar proof before they got in.
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Apart from the wallets, laptop and phones, the thugs also picked Mugisha’s home theatre and wrist watch. Nevertheless, Tuba police forced the thugs to drop the
items after surrounding them at the scene where one was eventually killed.
Conrad Ezra Owori, whose house was also broken into, says that he didn’t hear
the thugs breaking into his neighbour’s house.
He says that he only saw the thugs pouncing on his door and had no idea
who to call for help. Owori said thugs delayed to enter the house because he
had put some strong padlocks on the burglar proofs.
They had to first hit the
hinges while he and other family members fastened their bedroom doors with
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One of the thugs had moved Mugisha’s home theatre outside the gate while the
laptop, phones and wallets were in their bags that they entered within Owori’s
Mugisha said their home was easily targeted because it neighbors
uncompleted house, which becomes very dark at night. Criminals cut the razor
wires and turned outside the security lights.
Joseph Kato is currently a Master's candidate at Makerere University. He holds a Bachelors Degree in Mass Communication from Kampala International University, a Diploma in Journalism and he's also a graduate in Guidance and Counseling.