Two Kenyans Arrested for Buying Gun in Uganda

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In short
Police spokesperson, Fred Enanga, says they received a tip off about the suspects and started trailing them from Malaba before they were trapped at Namboole.

Police are investigating circumstances under, which two Kenyan nationals crossed into Uganda and attempted to buy fire arms. The suspects are Nataka Nasicho and Peter Mukua.

They were picked up on Friday last week while attempting to buy a pistol from a police officer at Shillings 1.7 million. Police spokesperson, Fred Enanga, says they received a tip off about the suspects and started trailing them from Malaba before they were trapped at Namboole.

He says during the arrest, they recovered Shillings 1.5 million and a pistol as exhibits. According to Enanga, they are working with the suspects who are currently held at Jinja Central Police Station to identify their collaborators.
 
 
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Enanga says they intend to collaborate with police in the neighboring countries to stop the proliferation of small arms and the related crimes.

 

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Alex Otto
“Journalism that changes lives is my goal,” Alex Otto has said on more than one occasion. That is his career’s guiding principle. Has been since he was a radio journalist in the northern Ugandan town of Gulu in 2009.

Otto passionately believes his journalism should bring to the fore the voices of the voiceless like the shooting victims of Apaa. Otto tries in his journalism to ask tough questions to those in positions of authority.

Based in the Kampala bureau, Otto is especially interested in covering agriculture, politics, education, human rights, crime, environment and business. He has reported intensively on the post-conflict situation in northern Uganda.

A URN staff member since 2014, Otto previously worked with The Observer Newspaper from 2012 to 2013 and later the Institute for War and Peace Reporting IWPR based in Gulu.

He was the URN Gulu bureau chief 2014-2016.