Crime & Investigation

Truck Theft Rocks Mbarara: Gang Linked to Tanzania

Some of the arrested  gang members at Mbarara Police station on Wednesday

Uganda Law society KCCA Councilor Frank Kanduho has rushed to High court seeking orders halting his replacement before the lapse of his 5 year tenure in office, see which is set to expire in November 2018.

In the same application Kanduho who is a practicing lawyer under Kanduho and Company Advocates also wants court to block the nomination and elections slated for 15th /Feb/2016 Monday next week saying it will be an assault on the Authority which he is supposed to serve for 5 years.

Kanduho argues that he was elected as councilor to represent lawyers at KCCA in November 2013 and received all instruments of power for this position for a period of 5 years but on 20th Jan/2016, approved the Electoral commission reached a decision to organize elections to replace him.

He now wants court to quash the EC’s decision and an order to recover damages for mental anguish and stress he has suffered.

The Electoral Commission, the respondent in this matter is yet to be summoned by court.

Police in Mbarara have intensified the hunt for a group car thieves in the district, nurse who they say are currently on top of their game.

Mbarara Police spokesperson Vincent Ssekate says the racket is now targeting big vehicles including tippers, cure canters and other heavy duty trucks which they sell in Tanzania.

In a space of two months he says, a total of 27 vehicles have been reported stolen.

The police mouthpiece identified the group leader as Robert Kasozi, a rich man who stays in a no man’s land on the Tanzania – Uganda border.

In recently police operations, four members of this group have been arrested with two vehicles including a tipper number UAV 657J, which is impounded at Mbarara police yard.

Ssekate says the thieves work with people at washing bays and parking yards and use duplicated keys to steal the vehicles.

Mbarara Police spokesperson Vicent Ssekate speaking to journalists

Mbarara Police spokesperson Vicent Ssekate speaking to journalists

He named the arrested suspects as Cosma Agaba, Ezra Tumwesigye (Nyakayojo), Muhammad Kizito (Nyamitanga) and Alex Sebaggala, a Senior Six student at Kololo High School in Kampala who was netted red-handed, opening a locked car at mid night in Mbarara town.

Ssekate says efforts are ongoing to collaborate with Tanzanian authorities to apprehend all members of this group.



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