Ugandan cops foil Ksh150M theft targeting Kenyan businessman
Ugandan law enforcement has killed two gang leaders and arrested 24 others linked to a foiled robbery targeting a Kenyan businessman.
The group had tracked the businessman with the aim of stealing Ksh 150 million and two phones from him along Apollo Kaggwa Road, Old Kampala.
The Kenyan businessman survived the robbery attack following a quick response from cops. However, they did not reveal if he was carrying the cash.
Police spokesman Fred Enanga speaking to the press on Friday June 24, 2022
Ugandan police spokesman Fred Enanga noted that the gang has always targeted residents and high profile foreigners.
Before the attempted robbery, the gang stole Ksh 3 million from a Somali national at the Equatorial Mall in Kampala.
According to the police, the same group was also behind the attack and robbery of a magistrate and Chinese national who lost 400 million Ksh.
“The criminal gang network effectively monitors foreign businessmen carrying cash, before attacking them at appropriate vanishing points,” the Ugandan police spokesman said.
“They further use various covert communication methods to conceal their criminal activities. Several exhibits of motorbikes, mobile phones and documents have been recovered,” he added.
Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has ordered different police units to act urgently and address security issues at the Kenya-Uganda border.
“The arms issue in Kenya and South Sudan should not concern us. If you try to link our internal security issue to what is happening in neighboring countries, we will never get peace,” Museveni said. security officials.
When issuing the order, Museveni drew a comparison with an operation in Kenya which he described as being effective in dealing with the problem of cattle rustling.
“And as you say, in Kenya they don’t search each other because of the effectiveness of the police. We need the same seriousness on this side,” Museveni explained.
File photo of Ugandan President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni during the final address to the nation
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