Saucepan Thefts Rise with Scrap Price

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Children aged between eight and 12, have become the new nocturnal creatures in Kabale moving at night trying to salvage forgotten saucepans in the kitchens.

The price of scrap has sparked off a new wave of crime-the theft of saucepans. Children aged between eight and 12, have become the new nocturnal creatures in Kabale moving in the night to steal forgotten saucepans in the kitchens. Dr Pius Ruhemurana, the Kabale Municipality Mayor, said on Sunday that he has received numerous reports about children engaged in theft of saucepans, for sale to scrap dealers. A kilogram of scrap goes for between 80,000 shillings and 120,000 shillings. The children get hard objects and try to disfigure the saucepans before they can accumulate their kilograms to reap dime from the metal dealers. The latest trend of events forced the Mayor on Sunday to attend a service at Christ the King Church in Kabale, with a special message. He asked the parents to stop their children from stealing saucepans. The mayor said Parents have a primary obligation to teach their children good conduct both at home and in the public.   # # #