Police Hold 10 Sex Workers For Aiding Crime

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Captain Martha Asiimwe, the Mbarara Resident District Commissioner, says police and other security agencies are on the ground to ensure that the residents have crime free Easter celebrations.

Ten commercial sex workers in Mbarara municipality are in trouble for aiding crime. The commercial sex workers were picked up this morning from Kijungu and Nyamityobora villages in Kakooba division of Mbarara municipality.



They are accused of conniving with thugs to spy on their clients and other members of the public. Swizin Tibesigwa, the Operation Commander, Mbarara Central Police Station, says the suspects work closely with thugs to spot their victims.
 
 
According to Tibesigwa, the sex workers rent rooms for between two to three months where they host the thugs and leave after their mission. Tibesigwa declined to release the identities of the suspects, saying they are still hunting for their accomplices.
 

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Captain Martha Asiimwe, the Mbarara Resident District Commissioner, says police and other security agencies are on the ground to ensure that the residents have crime free Easter celebrations.
 



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The arrest of the commercial sex workers comes a few days after unidentified thugs waylaid Gilbert Mugisha Karengye, a presenter attached to Endigyito FM and assaulted him before taking off with belongings.
 

On March 29th, unidentified thugs strangled to death Naume Bwengye, a prominent businesswoman in Mbarara municipality. The thugs disguised themselves as fruit vendors to gain access to Bwengye's shop in Andrews's cell in Kakiika Division. 



They made off with unspecified amount of money after killing their victim. 

 

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Anthony Kushaba
For Anthony Kushaba, journalism is not just a job; it is a calling. Kushaba believes journalism is one of the few platforms where the views of the oppressed and margainalised can be heard. This is what his journalism aims to do: bring to light untold stories.

Kushaba is the Mbarara region URN bureau chief. Mitooma, Ntungamo, Bushenyi, Sheema, Isingiro, and Kiruhura districts fall under his docket. Kushaba has been a URN staff member since 2012.

Kushaba is a journalism graduate from Uganda Christian University Study Centre at Bishop Barham College in Kabale. Before joining URN, Kushaba worked with Voice of Kigezi (2008), Bushenyi FM (2010) and later on to Voice of Muhabura.

Kushaba's journalism interests centre on conflict, peace and electoral reporting. Kushaba occasionally writes on tourism, health, religion and education. He describes himself as highly driven and will pursue a tip until it yields a story.