Crime & Investigation

PHOTOS: Star Pistol, Bullets, Red Beret Recovered by Kids in Ntinda

Police have recovered a Chinese-made star pistol with several rounds of ammunition on an empty piece of land in Ntinda, approved a Kampala suburb.

Simple research shows that the single-action semi-automatic pistol fires the 9 mm Para pistol cartridge.

Kampala Metropolitan Police said in a brief note to ChimpReports on Tuesday that the “Officer in Charge of Ntinda and his team have recovered a fully loaded pistol with 1 extra magazine from Kinawataka Zone, Kigowa Buye.”

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Probing deeper, we learnt that the pistol was found in the possession of two kids who claimed to have picked it from the area.

The recovered pistol was damaged

The recovered pistol was damaged

They are currently being interviewed by detectives at Ntinda Police Station.

“The kids are helping us in our investigations,” said Ntinda OC ASP Moses Ojok.

The pistol had 15 rounds in it. 15 extra ammunition were also found alongside the firearm.

Other items recovered from the kids include a red beret.

It’s usually worn by military police, paramilitary and UPDF commando Units and Special Forces.

A watch, black bag and khaki envelope were other items found in possession of the kids.

The pistol appears to have been damaged. Two ammunition magazines were neatly tucked in their holders.

Ojok said police were yet to hold suspects in the matter.

Kids who brought the pistol and bullets to police

Kids who brought the pistol and bullets to police

He, however, assured that “investigations are still ongoing” to identify the owner of the items.

Insecurity has been a cause of uncertainty in the country with armed thugs shooting dead innocent civilians.

But President Museveni has since reassured the security services’ commitment to stamp out lawlessness in Uganda.

The bag and red beret were other items recovered by the kid

The bag and red beret were other items recovered by the kid

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