Two Police Officers Arrested for Theft, Impersonation

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Two police officers in Kabale have been arrested on charges of impersonation and theft.

Two police officers in Kabale have been arrested on charges of impersonation and theft.
Sources from the south -south western regional police told URN that those arrested include Ronald Mutunzi, the officer in charge of criminal investigations in Kanungu district.

A reliable source from the Professional Standards Unit of Police, Mutunzi has for the last one year been masquerading as a detective inspector of police.

Mutunzi is also said to be having other undisclosed charges which are contrary to the professional standards of police.

Another police officer, Constable Gerverse Twesigye is in custody on charges of
stealing exhibits from a police post.

Twesigye is attached to Bugongi police post in Bugongi Northern Division Kabale Municipality. He was arrested on Monday evening after he allegedly stole exhibits which include a mattress that had been stolen from a teacher at Bugongi Primary school. He reportedly took the items to his own apartment.

Twesigye is said to have claimed that the exhibits had been stolen but only to be found in his own room.

Elly Maate, the south-south western regional Police spokesperson, confirms the arrest which he says was done at the beginning of this week but never gave the specific date of the arrest.

He says that Mutunzi has been transferred to Kampala police headquarters to pave way for more investigations into his case.
In June this year, Joseph Segujja, a dog handler attached to the South-South western regional police headquarters in Kabale was arrested for alleged theft of a German shepherd dog.
Segujja was accused of stealing the dog belonging to Januario Bagamuhunda, the Kabale district Engineer.

It is alleged that Segujja had picked up the dog from Bagamuhunda in May promising to train it to standards of the police canines but instead sold it off at shillings 800,000. He allegedly deceived Bagamuhunda that his dog had died but failed to produce its carcass and fled to Kampala before he was arrested.


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Anthony Kushaba
For Anthony Kushaba, journalism is not just a job; it is a calling. Kushaba believes journalism is one of the few platforms where the views of the oppressed and margainalised can be heard. This is what his journalism aims to do: bring to light untold stories.

Kushaba is the Mbarara region URN bureau chief. Mitooma, Ntungamo, Bushenyi, Sheema, Isingiro, and Kiruhura districts fall under his docket. Kushaba has been a URN staff member since 2012.

Kushaba is a journalism graduate from Uganda Christian University Study Centre at Bishop Barham College in Kabale. Before joining URN, Kushaba worked with Voice of Kigezi (2008), Bushenyi FM (2010) and later on to Voice of Muhabura.

Kushaba's journalism interests centre on conflict, peace and electoral reporting. Kushaba occasionally writes on tourism, health, religion and education. He describes himself as highly driven and will pursue a tip until it yields a story.