12 held for Stealing Museveni's Cattle

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12 herdsmen suspected of stealing 120 heads of cattle from President Yoweri Museveni’s Kisozi ranch in Mpigi have been arrested.

12 herdsmen suspected of stealing 120 heads of cattle from President Yoweri Museveni’s Kisozi ranch in Mpigi have been arrested. Some of the suspects are Sebastian Kitayimbwa, Mesarch Tibemanya, Nathan Mwesigye, Geoffrey Natamba, David Kankiriho, Reuben Mujuni and Grace Gumisiriza. The suspects were picked up in an operation mounted by police and Rapid Response Unit operatives to recover the stolen cows.


Andrew Kaggwa, Southern Region RRU commandant says that the suspects were found in possession of the stolen cattle. He says that the suspects are also believed to have vandalized the farm of Sam Kuteesa, Mawogola County MP in Ssembabule and stole 80 heads of cattle. Kaggwa says that they mounted the operation after Museveni ordered the Inspector General of Police to investigate circumstances under which more than 100 cattle were stolen from his farm.
 
 
He says that they managed to recover a few heads of cattle during the crackdown as most of them had already been sold off in abattoirs around Kampala, Kireka, and Wankuluku amongst other places. Kagwwa says that they have opened up a case of theft against the suspects vide file number Ref-CRB-099/201.

 
However, the suspects have denied the accusations of stealing Museveni’s cattle. They urged him to blame his herdsmen whom they accused of being reckless. Some of the suspects are being held at Masaka central police station, while others have been transferred to Kireka RRU headquarters for questioning.

 

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