Thugs Steal UGX 7.7 M in Kanungu

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Police in Kanungu are holding two security guards in connection to the robbery of 7.7 million shillings from Kinkizi Development Financial Services KIDEFISE.

Police in Kanungu are holding two security guards in connection to the robbery of 7.7 million shillings from Kinkizi Development Financial Services (KIDEFISE).

KIDEFISE is a micro-finance institution located in Kanungu town council.

John Bosco Kato, the institution Chairperson, says that unknown thugs gained access into the offices on the night of Saturday, December 31,  2016. Kato says that the thugs first broke the window to get in before they opened the SAFE and took the money.

Kato says that the thugs did not tamper with any documents apart from the safe. He says that they are in the process of holding an emergency meeting with security officials and workers to help in investigations. 

Joab Wabwiire, the Kanungu District Police Commander, says that the two guards who were deployed at the scene by the time of the incident are being detained at Kanungu police station for questioning.

Wabwiire declined to reveal the identities of the arrested security guards saying it might interfere with investigations.  Wabwiire says that robbers opened the safe using its key, something the police suspects could have been done with the help of an insider. 
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