Suspected Leader of B-13 Gang Murdered Top story

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According to Gimei, police has been hunting for Ssesanga for masterminding several robberies and burglaries as well jumping bail two months ago.

Denis Ssesanga, a resident of Kiwogozzi zone and the suspected leader of the notorious Bad Boys (B-13) gang in Luweero town council is dead. Ssesanga, who has been on the police list of most wanted robbers, was hacked to death by unidentified people, who are still at large. 

His lifeless body was found lying at a road junction in Kizito zone in Luweero town council this morning with deep cuts on the neck. Topher Gimei, the Luweero District Criminal Investigations Officer suspects that Ssesanga could have been killed by his accomplices following disagreements over sharing their loot.
 
He also suspects that Ssesanga could have been killed elsewhere and his body dumped at the road junction because none of the residents heard any disturbances in the night. According to Gimei, police has been hunting for Ssesanga for masterminding several robberies and burglaries as well jumping bail two months ago.

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Gimei says that B-13 was originally comprised of 13 members but the number has grown to 20. Some of the group members such as Christopher Buyinza and Mutebi Kisule are currently on remand in Butuntumula prison on charges of burglary. Residents have welcomed the death of Ssesanga with a sigh of relief. They argue despite being arrested several times, Ssesanga would get out on court bond.
 
Samuel Ssewanyana a resident of Kavule zone in Luweero town council says the gang which is notorious for burglary, robbery Rape and distribution of marijuana had made it difficult for residents to move past 10pm. Charles Ssebyala, the Luweero town council LC III chairperson blames the recent of a resident and security guard on the B-13 gang. He has asked security to consider rearming selected veterans to beef up night patrols and confront the gang members. 

Police has handed overSsesanga’s body to Kasana Health Center IV for postmortem as investigations into his murder as well as the whereabouts of the remaining gang members is underway.
 

 

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Brian Luwaga
Since Brian Luwaga joined Uganda Radio Network in 2011, he is still amazed how, "URN is a place that gives journalists a chance to enhance their skills . It gives a journalist an opportunity to adopt and master various aspects of journalism that include radio broadcast, social media, photography and television production."

A practicing journalist since 2009, first with Star FM, Luwaga has always been keen to write about the concerns of the "common person." Based for much of his career in Luweero, Luwaga takes it as a compliment if politicians complain that his reporting is too harsh.

In his journalism, Luwaga likes to merge the past with the present. He believes you cannot understand what is happening now, if you do not have a grounding in the past. Brian Luwaga is the Luweero URN bureau chief. Nakasongola, Nakaseke, Mityana, Mubende and Wakiso districts fall under his docket.

Luwaga is interested in humanitarian work and is a keen Rotarian.