Another B-13 Gangster Killed In Luweero Morning Shoot Out

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He explains that police officers responded just in time and found Ssemuyaba in action. He was ordered to surrender but instead, attacked the officers with a machete. He was shot in retaliation while the other burglars escaped during the scuffle that ensued.

Police has shot dead a suspected gangster of the most wanted Bad Boys 13 (B13) group in a botched morning burglary in Luweero Town.

Katongole Ssemuyaba, a resident of Kizito zone in Luweero town and a member of the notorious B13 group was shot at 3:25am, Wednesday morning when he attempted to break into a residential home.

The Luweero District Police Commander Justus Asiimwe explains that Ssemuyaba and others still at large attempted to break into Prossy Nandere’s residence in Modern zone, Luweero. The neighbors however heard the attempted break-in and alerted Kasana Police Post.

He explains that police officers responded just in time and found Ssemuyaba in action. He was ordered to surrender but instead, attacked the officers with a machete. He was shot in retaliation while the other burglars escaped during the scuffle that ensued.

He applauded residents for the level of vigilance exhibited and committed to intensify community policing to ensure people notify police in time when they suspect a criminal in their vicinity.

Early this year Dennis Ssesanga, a resident of Kiwogozi zone and the suspected leader of the notorious Bad Boys (B-13) was hacked to death in an attack that police thought was masterminded by his colleagues after failing to share loot.

Charles Ssebyala the Luweero Town Council LC 3 Chairperson supported the use of fire on B13 gangsters saying they are a deadly group that equally does not spare human life.

Annet Komuhangi, another resident called for intensified night patrol in key areas especially where group members have hiding spots.

B13 gangsters have been accused of masterminding robberies, burglaries and murders especially in Luweero Town Council.  

Recently the in charge of Luweero Central Market Police post  identified as Corporal Hussein Saddam Ssewaka, police constables David Ntege Kula, William Kaweesi  and an informer Charles Wasswa, all attached to Luweero Central Police Station were arrested as accomplices for leaking information to gang.

 

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Brian Luwaga
Since Brian Luwaga joined Uganda Radio Network in 2011, he is still amazed how, "URN is a place that gives journalists a chance to enhance their skills . It gives a journalist an opportunity to adopt and master various aspects of journalism that include radio broadcast, social media, photography and television production."

A practicing journalist since 2009, first with Star FM, Luwaga has always been keen to write about the concerns of the "common person." Based for much of his career in Luweero, Luwaga takes it as a compliment if politicians complain that his reporting is too harsh.

In his journalism, Luwaga likes to merge the past with the present. He believes you cannot understand what is happening now, if you do not have a grounding in the past. Brian Luwaga is the Luweero URN bureau chief. Nakasongola, Nakaseke, Mityana, Mubende and Wakiso districts fall under his docket.

Luwaga is interested in humanitarian work and is a keen Rotarian.