Police on arrest spree as three gangs unite to terrorize Kampala residents
By Melanie Aanyu,
The Police Flying Squad has arrested ten members of another criminal gang that has been terrorizing parts of Kampala Metropolitan area.
The suspects were arrested following an attack on Enock Turasingura, a pay way machine technician and resident of Salama Road in Makindye Division in Kampala.
The thugs attacked Turasingura along Jinja Road on his way home from his work station at Forest mall Lugogo. His attack was captured on the security CCTV system prompting the police operatives to intervene and arrest Sula Kavuma, one of the suspects who was cornered along Nsambya road.
His seven accomplices escaped with the victim’s belongings.
Police spokesperson, Fred Enanga, says that this prompted police to conduct operations in Nansana Kiboloka and Natete with the help of Kavuma leading to the hideout of other gang members.
Enanga explains that the criminal gang comprises 50 members some of who belonged to the former Kifeesi and Kasoro gangs.
The two have reportedly been deploying youth gang members on different roads in Kampala to trail unsuspecting victims from Banks, mobile money shops and offices, while others would waylay pedestrians and motorists along different roads.