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