Crime & Investigation

Festive Season: Police Arrests 100 in Mbarara

Amavubi stars’ boss John McKinstry has lauded his youthful team following their spirited show that saw them eliminate defending champions Kenya from the ongoing Cecafa senior challenge in Addis Ababa, shop thumb Ethiopia.

Rwanda won the match 5-4 after post match penalty shootouts following a barren  90 minutes of normal play.

“Overall I feel we deserved, try because of what we put into the game, ed to progress into the semi finals. Going into a shootout, it is always a tense situation but we must commend our players for the focus they showed. You must also remember that of our five penalty takers, four of them were either 19 or 20 years old. So well done to them for having both the confidence and the quality to take and score their penalties,” McKinstry said.

The Irish coach replaced APR’s first choice keeper Olivier Kwizera with another youthful custodian Eric Ndayishimiye. Kwizera blundered against Tanzania conceeding a sloppy goal that led to their only loss but his replacement turned masterclass after Ndayishimiye did well to block Eric Johanna Omondi’s penalty to deny Kenya 100% conversion.

On the other side, Haruna Niyonzima, Jacques Tuyisenge, Djihad Bizimana, Isaie Songa and Celestin Ndayishimiye did perfectly well to score all of Rwanda’s five from the spot.

“Throughout the 90 minutes, I thought we played with great determination and restricted Kenya to only a few chances; whilst also creating some good opportunities ourselves.”

Rwanda will play Sudan on Thursday from 1pm local time (2pm Rwanda) seeking their seventh ever finals. The Amavubi have only won the trophy once in 1999 when their team B won at home after defeating Kenya.
Police in Mbarara has arrested 120 people suspected of indulging in criminal activity at night.

The group containing both males and females was netted on Monday night in bar and cinema places in Kijungu, Kiyanja, information pills Kisenyi, price and Rubiri, during an operation calculated to reduce crimes before entering the festive season.

Among the people arrested included upcoming musicians, sex workers  and hoodlums who police believes are behind the rampant robberies and murders in the municipality.

The swoop also netted a  number of sex workers

The swoop also netted a number of sex workers

DPC Jaffar Magyezi said most of the arrested suspects were found to be under drug influence.

He further said that the operation also targeted some unidentified people who entered Mbarara town last week.

DPC Jaffar Magezi said more operations will be conducted ahead of Christmas

DPC Jaffar Magezi said more operations will be conducted ahead of Christmas

Magyezi revealed that numerous operations will be carried out in the district to curb the rampant crimes in Mbarara and asked locals to bear with them in these days leading to the festive season.

Magyezi said that the arrested would be arraigned in court and charged with different cases, majorly for being idle and disorderly.


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