approved geneva; font-size: small;”>Badru Kangave was eliminated by unidentified thugs as he opened his shop at Sunset Arcade at 6am.
Kampala police Metropolitan spokesperson Ibin Ssenkumbi says detectives suspect Kangave was killed by thieves.
“We suspect he was killed by thieves not protestors,” Ssenkumbi tells Chimpreports.com.
He says the trader’s body is at Mulago referral Hospital for post mortem.
The incident comes at a time when the traders’ strike has entered day four.
There is huge speculation that traders themselves could have killed Kangave with the view of sending chilling currents down the spines of shopkeepers who are planning to sabotage the strike.
Shopkeepers want government to prevail over commercial banks for hiking interest rates on old loans.
President Museveni is meeting the traders in Kampala today with the view of reaching a compromise.
A series of meetings between Museveni and traders have since flopped. Museveni yesterday told traders’ leaders he would not allow to work under their pressure.
He has further directed traders to open shops because “they are playing with their wealth.”
Ssenkumbi says police have reinforced deployments to provide security to traders who choose to open their shops.
The strike has paralysed business in the city thus costing the economy billions of shillings.
Ssenkumbi says police deployments in the city will stay until traders call off the strike.
Most shops especially in Kikuubo area and arcades are under key and lock.
Traders have vowed not to re-open shops until commercial banks are brought to order.