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Rally: All Set for Boxing Day Champion Sprint at Festino

Action returns at Festino site on Boxing days.

Police in Rwanda arrested a Ugandan national who is alleged to have stolen Shs 36million from an engineering company and fled to Rwanda.

The police force revealed yesterday that out of this, order they managed to recover $2700 and Shs 3.3million from the suspect identified as Brian Akankwasa, who was arrested last week in Kacyiru, Gasabo District.

The recovered money was handed over to the rightful owner, January Bamanzi, the owner of Engineering Works LTD. Akankwasa allegedly stole the money on December 15 from the offices of Engineering Works LTD, and immediately crossed over to Rwanda.

The suspect has since been handed over to the Kigezi Deputy Police Commander Enock Ndyomugenyi

Speaking to the press after receiving the money, Bamanzi praised the Rwandan police for its swiftness against cross-border crimes, and in recovering his stolen money.

“After learning that the suspect entered Rwanda, I came to Rwanda and filed a case. Officers worked tirelessly and always notified me of the progress in their investigations until the time of his arrest.  This is very impressive I didn’t expect all this to happen this fast, and I am really thankful to Rwandan Police,” said Bamanzi.

He explained that the suspect was his former employee, who was relieved of his duties about four months ago, and suspected to have forged a key, which he used to open the room where the money was kept.

The suspect told Police that he had used part of the money to buy motorcycles, which he said he would sell and refund the money.

“With the advanced technology and cooperation between our security agencies, I can assure you no one case escape the long hand of the law,” said the Rwanda Police Spokesperson ACP Celestin Twahirwa.

“We pledge to continue with this kind of cooperation to ensure that no criminal from either country can escape or hide in another,” said Kigezi region Deputy Police Commander Enock Ndyomugenyi upon receiving the suspect.

Similarly on December 3, the Rwandan Police also handed over 11 million Ugandan shillings (approximately Rwf4 million) to a Rwandan businessman in Uganda after it was recovered from the suspected thief, who had crossed into Rwanda.

In January this year, RNP also handed over Rwf8 million to a Ugandan businessman part of the money which had been stolen from him in Kabale, Uganda.

The Motorsport calender will climax on Saturday 26th Boxing day at the Champions Sprint at Festino Cite in Mukono.26 drivers had been registered for the event by close of business on Thursday.

2015 national rally champion, sales Arthur Blick is yet to confirm participation but that doesn’t take the hype away as several other big names like Super lady Susan Muwonge, abortion two time national champ Jas Mangat and Ronal Ssebuguzi will be behind the wheels.

The pairings
Runner up in the Pearl of Africa rally, try Desh Kananura has been paired against Jas Mangat as the battle takes stage for the Mitsubishi Evo 9 owned by Kuku Ranjit races Ronald Ssebuguzi’s Evo X.

Champion sprint provisional pairings
1.Desh Kananura Vs Jas Mangat
2.Kuku Ranjit Vs Ronald Sebuguzi
3.Christakis Fitidis Vs Susan Muwonge
4.Wycliff Bukenya Vs Fred Wampamba
5.Musa Kabega Vs Geofrey Nsamba
6.Edson Mungyereza Vs Albert Ofong
7.Fred Busulwa Vs Abdul Sempebwa
8.Shafik Male Vs Isaac Soozi
9.Robert Kasana Vs Hassan Alwi jr
10.Jafer Kamya Vs Godfrey Kayizi
11.Francis Ommo Vs Umar Mukibii
12.Sula Mugambwa Vs Mansoor Lubega
13.Eddie Mukiibi Vs Ismail Waligo
14.Ismail Ortega Vs Ahmed Minjo
15.Kepher Walubi Vs Moses Anikwa
16.Edwin Kalule Vs Ismail Lule
17.Zikisoka Vs Musa Mulimira
11.Edward Kilumila Vs Sadat Negomba
12.Timothy Gawaya vs Salim Kyabagadah


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