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Vandalism Persists Despite Heightened Operations in Karamoja

The districts of Nabilatuk, Nakapiripirit, Amudat and Napak have witnessed a new wave of vandals in the last three months mainly targeting roadsigns, Borehole spare parts, Electric wires belonging to Uganda Electricity Distribution company, organization signposts, and binding iron bar wires for bridges among others.
Michael Longole, the Mt Moroto regional police sppkesperson
The vandalism of government installations continues in the districts of south Karamoja despite security interventions.

The districts of Nabilatuk, Nakapiripirit, Amudat and Napak have witnessed a new wave of vandals in the last three months mainly targeting roadsigns, Borehole spare parts, Electric wires belonging to Uganda Electricity Distribution company, organization signposts, and binding iron bar wires for bridges among others.

Michael Longole, the Mt Moroto Regional Police Spokesperson said that vandalism has become rampant because of the ready market for scrap, and questions why the practice continues despite the ongoing operation against the perpetrators.

He says that three suspects were arrested on Wednesday for vandalizing road culverts in Nabilatuk District while another seven were arrested on August 10 in Amudat district and arraigned before the grade one Magistrate court in Nakapiripirit district.

"We would like to warn the public that vandalizing Government installations is a criminal offence. We are going to increase our patrols to arrest and ensure that necessary action is taken against the perpetrators, " Longole said and appealed to the community to report such cases so that government properties are protected from vandals.

Longole said that suspects arrested for vandalism will be charged with two counts; Possession of Suspected stolen property and  Malicious damage to property.