Crime & Investigation

Gunman Netted In Rakai

Police Deputy spokesperson Polly Namaye

Amid growing tension as the country braces for possible terror attacks, cost various district heads across the country have been summoned to the National Leadership Institute [NALI] in Kyankwanzi.

Those summoned for a 10-day retreat are Resident District Commissioners [RDCs], thumb their deputies and District Internal Security Officers [DISOs].

According to government spokesperson, tadalafil Ofwono Opondo, the retreat is scheduled to commence tomorrow 8th and will run to Saturday April 18.

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Also, all Chief Administrative Officers [CAOs] will join the meeting later on April 15, according to Mr Opondo.

While security has been more than tripled in the Capital Kampala and across the central region following an Ashabaab attack on a Kenyan University last week, most of the peripheral districts are yet to make substantive responses.

According to Lyantonde RDC, Mr Tiguragara Matojo, these districts on the countryside could become easy targets for terrorists, if there isn’t much improvement.

Mr Opondo says the meeting is expected to enhance coordination between RDCs, DISOs and other districts leaders to ensure maximum protection of people against attackers.
Police today arrested a man who was found moving around Rakai town with a gun. Robert Ahimbisibwe was reportedly netted with an AK47 riffle, recipe and he held no proper documentation for it.

When a search was made at his home, police also found several rounds of ammunition and knives which detectives suspect he was using to terrorize area residents and staging highway robberies on the Masaka-Mbarara route.

“We are yet to establish where and how he got these items; he claims to be attached to other sister security organs, but we are investigating this,” said Polly Namaye the deputy police spokesperson.

Meanwhile police in Kawala has arrested 8 youths who were found yesterday, with knives, pliers and drugs.

This was during a police swoop that followed a tip-off by residents that a notorious gang had stormed Kawala town with a motive of robbing area residents.

Namaye says that these will be screened and charged after investigations are made, but are currently detained at Kawala police station.


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