Thugs Vandalise Property of Two Mayuge LC I Chairpersons Top story

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According to Magezi, about 10 people raided his home at around 3:00am on Monday morning and started stoning his window panes and breaking the door. He was rescued by police, which arrived at around 5:30am and picked up some suspects.

Mayuge Police are investigating circumstances surrounding separate attacks on the homes of two village chairpersons in Kityelela Sub County.

 
Unidentified people broke into the homes of Charles Kaleebi and John Magezi, the chairpersons of Namalele and Nakibengo village respectively on Sunday night and vandalized their property.

 
Charles Kaleebi says he started receiving phone calls from unknown people threatening to destroy his property if he doesn't vacate the village.

 
He says the thugs raided his home on Sunday night and went straight to his parking yard where they set ablaze his taxi registration number UAQ 801A.

 
"I had just taken a break to sleep at around 11:00pm when people came towards my house shouting and before I could call for help, they ran to the parking yard and burnt my taxi," Kaleebi said.


 
A similar incident was also reported at the home of John Magezi, the chairperson of Namalele village. 



According to Magezi, about 10 people raided his home at around 3:00am on Monday morning and started stoning his window panes and breaking the door. He was rescued by police, which arrived at around 5:30am and picked up some suspects.


 
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Magezi wants police to increase the number of police officers patrolling villages with newly elected chairpersons, saying some people are still carrying grudges from the recently concluded polls.

 
James Mubi, the Busoga East Region Police Spokesperson, says they are holding three suspects to aid police investigations into the attacks while they hunt for others still at large.

 
He says police have intensified foot patrols in all villages to ensure incidents of theft are dealt with in the whole district.