Friday, 5 April 2013


News by: E-Society
Story by: Thembo Kahungu Misairi in Kasese April 5

Different security agencies are carrying out through operations in areas around the border with the Democratic Republic of Congo to get rid of criminals who have been shooting dead civilians at night.
Within one year eleven people have been gunned down in their homes at night by unknown thugs and the latest being Baferi Kisembo a resident of Karukumiza village in Karambi sub-county, Kasese district.
Most of those killed are businessmen especially those dealing in coffee.The UPDF 2nd Division Public Relations Officer Lt. Ninsiima Rwemizuma says that different operations are ongoing by the army, the police’s crime intelligence unit and the Rapid Response Unit to arrest the key suspects and recover guns.

Currently, an unspecified number of suspects are being held by police after being hooked during the operations that started on Monday. Lt. Ninsiima reveals that the suspects under detention are led by one Swalleh a prominent taxi driver and former worker of the Uganda Revenue Authority.

In the operations joined by the Kasese District Dhairman Lt. Col. Mawa Muhindo, an AK47 gun and about sixty rounds of ammunition were recovered from Nyakiyumbu sub-county on Thursday.
Lt. Ninsiima says the security operatives are being led to the key suspects by an individual who has volunteered to give information about the suspected serial killers in the area.

A woman in whose house a gun was recovered yesterday has also been arrested but Lt. Ninsiima declined to identify her because it would jeopardize efforts to arrest her husband who is on the run.
He said that when all the key suspects are arrested, a police file will be made to arrange for their appearance in the courts of law. The Kasese district chairman Lt. Col. Mawa Muhindo says the rampant illegal guns are a result of the Allied Democratic Forces rebellion that ended in the early 2000s and the several negative forces in Eastern DRC.