Police Recover Stolen Mercedes Benz

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In short
The vehicle first stopped at Namboole for some minutes and later continued through Bugiri, Mbale until the the police in Palisa recovered it at 8 Am.

Police have recovered a Mercedes Benz model 190 E registration number UAY 042W using a tracking device. The vehicle belongs to one Allan Beine.  It was stolen as he returned home at 4:30 am on Wednesday.

"As I was opening the gate because I don't have an Askari, I saw the vehicle moving. I was puzzled and I did not know what to do." Beine said. The man in the vehicle abruptly stopped and asked whether I had money so we talk. Before I knew it, he sped off,  He added.

He said that he then woke up his neighbors as he called the Kira -DPC Michael Kasigire who within minutes arrived at his home in Kyaliwajjala.

Using Allan's phone that was attached to a tracking device, Kasigire was able to monitor where the vehicle was heading and the coordinate with police.

"The vehicle first stopped at Namboole for some minutes and later continued through Jinja, Bugiri, Mbale until the the police in Pallisa district got it at 8 am. All along I was communicating with all the DPCs where the vehicle was passing," said Kasigire.

Addressing the press on Wednesday evening, the Inspector General of Police, Kale Kayihura said that the police was able to recover the stolen vehicle within three hours.

They also arrested Paul Sejjungo, Geoffrey Kabuye and Jowali Sowali, all residents of Kampala.

"These are going to help us to track more vehicles that have been stolen in the recent past.

We have also written to the government of Tanzania to work on the process of returning more than 50 vehicles stolen from Uganda and were arrested from there." Kayihura said

He encouraged all vehicle owners to install tracking devices as these can ably help police to recover stolen vehicles.


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Beatrice Nyangoma
Beatrice Nyangoma values her independence as a journalist. This was one of her major considerations before she became a URN staffer in 2015.

Nyangoma says, "I like URN because it gives me room to decide what stories I want to work on. That is so important to me."

The URN Jinja bureau chief since July 2016, Nyangoma considers health matters a beat close to her heart. One of the highlights of her career so far were her exclusive interviews unveiling the rot in Mulago hospital in early 2016.

Nyangoma started out writing for the Red Pepper newspaper in 2011 in her final year of university. She was majorly a health reporter. In 2012, Nyangoma moved to Top Television as a health, business reporter and weekend news editor. She was also the assistant editorial manager of Kabarole Research and Resource Centre FM (KRC FM).