Crime & Investigation

Notorious Gang Busted, Gun Recovered

Some of the suspects paraded before reporters on Wednesday

A new report, cheap conducted global property firm Knight Frank has listed Kampala among the top three fastest growing cities in Africa.

The Shop Africa Report indicated that Africa’s population has more than doubled over the last thirty years to just over 1.1 billion.

The report studied 47 African countries excluding South Africa which is estimated to have 23 million square meters of shopping center space.

Dar es Salaam, stomach Lusaka and Kampala were named as Africa’s fastest growing metropolitan areas in the world.

“The continent is experiencing a wave of modern mall development, cialis 40mg a trend underpinned by long term economic and demographic growth which is the fastest than any other global region,” read the findings.

By The African Development Bank’s definition, around 350 million people in Africa are classified as middle class. Within this group are brand conscious technology savvy consumers who demand access to the increasingly sophisticated retail formats offered by the new wave of shopping malls.

According to the report, Kampala has 128,000 square meters of shopping space in the pipeline. Developers are building one stop centers where people can shop, work and live in the same space. Knight Frank Uganda is currently in charge of leasing and letting Kingdom Kampala, The Arena and Llyods Mall. It also manages Acacia Mall, Village Mall and Victoria Mall in Entebbe.
Police have apprehended 11 suspected robbers who have been terrorizing suburbs of Kampala including Kawempe and Bukoto.

Fred Enanga, online the police spokesperson says the group that was on Wednesday morning paraded before journalists has been engaged in a number of robberies that resulted into the death of 2 people who were shot in different places.

“We carried out a special operation amid concerns of aggravated robberies and related murders, no rx leading to arrest of the 11,”Enanga noted.

He added, “This followed specific intelligence leads picked from a robbery in Bukoto on February 4, that we were able to track the group leading to the arrests.”

Enanga displays the SMG rifle recovered.

Enanga displays the SMG rifle recovered.

The police mouthpiece added that their operation initially led to the arrest of  4 suspects who led them to the other members of the group that operated between Bukoto and Kawempe.


Enanga revealed that the group together with others still at large has been terrorizing people since November where they carefully orchestrated armed robberies and related murders.

“They have been most active between January and February with 4 incidents of shooting that led to 2 murders .On November 15, dressed in army green attire and armed with a gu, the group attacked and robbed 6 people at Lugoba Trading Centre,”Enanga noted.

The recovered riffle, bullets and other exhibits

The recovered riffle, bullets and other exhibits

Enanga says the group shot several bullets in a pharmacy before taking off with over three million shillings.

He added that on 2 occasions the gang shot people they suspected of following them.

He revealed that the police have since recovered an SMG rifle but are still looking for the second one, 110 rounds of ammunition, Toyota Ipsum vehicle and a Bajaj motorcycle.

“We are still investigating to establish whether given the incidents of shooting that led to 2 murders and the entire spate of violent criminality is politically motivated in a bid to cause fear and panic to the public,” Enanga said.


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