Tension As Four People Are Killed In Fresh Robbery Attacks In Luweero

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Sam Sserunjogi, the Katikamu Sub county LC 3 Chairperson has blasted police for concentrating its deployments in towns with the aim of suppressing political dissent leaving the residents at the mercy of thugs.

Four people have been killed in separate robbery incidents in Luweero and Nakaseke districts leaving residents in panic. 



The dead are Margaret Nakafeero, a resident of Bulyankuyege in Katikamu sub county, Luweero district, Mustapha Ssekweyama, Jamadah Ssentoogo and another only identified as Muhamood, all residents of Nabisojjo village in Wakyato Sub County in Nakaseke district.


 
Lameck Kigozi, the Savannah Regional Police Spokesperson explains that Nakafeero was shot dead by three armed robbers on Tuesday night in a raid on her home. According to Kigozi, the thugs stormed Nakafeero's home demanding for Shillings 30 million her husband Mitala Ssebuufu obtained from selling a piece of land.


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He says the three other people were killed by residents when they raided  
Kanyale village in Wakyato sub county.  Residents rounded the suspected robbers and hacked them to death. Fredrick Muyanja says residents resorted to mob justice since the robbers had been arrested several times by Police and released after serving minor punishments.
 
 
Sam Sserunjogi, the Katikamu Sub county LC 3 Chairperson has blasted police for concentrating its deployments in towns with the aim of suppressing political dissent leaving the residents at the mercy of thugs. He says the raids have triggered panic among residents. He calls on police to intervene and protect the residents and their property.
 

Recently, unidentified thugs shot dead Corporal Hussein Ssewaka, the Officer in Charge of Kakinzi police post and Charles Ssegawa, a local trader in Nabitaka village in Butuntumula Sub County in Luweero district. Scores of People have lost money, property and animals in a spate of robberies in Luweero district since this year begun. Police is yet to arrest any suspect in connection to the attacks.

 

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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.