Crime

One arrested as machete thugs attempt to break into Munyagwa’s home

Kampala, (UG): Police in Kampala have arrested one suspect after thugs armed with machetes attempted to break into the home of former Kawempe South MP Mubarak Munyagwa in the wee hours of Wednesday morning.

Kampala Metropolitan Police Deputy Spokesman, Mr Luke Owoyesigyire confirmed the 3 am incident he described as an attempt of aggravated robbery at the former MP’s residence in Kimbejja Cell, Buddo Ward in Kyengera Town Council.

“On January 3, 2024, at approximately 3:00 am, the Nsangi Territorial Police received information regarding an attempted aggravated robbery at the residence of Hon Mubarak Munyagwa in Kimbejja Cell, Budo Ward, Kyengera Town Council,” Mr Owoyesigyire said on a Wednesday morning police statement.

According to Mr Owoyesigyire, a swift response led by the Division Police Commander prevented the assailants from gaining access to Munyagwa’s home, thanks to the former legislator’s timely alarm response.

“The timely reporting by Hon Munyagwa and the rapid response of the police team on patrol played a crucial role in ensuring the safety of life and property,” police noted, adding that the security guard at Munyagwa’s residence identified as Benjamin Mpaka sustained a head injury from a sharp injury as he tried to block the suspected criminals- and was promptly transported to Mulago Hospital for treatment.

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“Fortunately, no one inside the residence was harmed. The timely reporting by Munyagwa and the rapid response of the police team on patrol played a crucial role in ensuring the safety of life and property,” Owoyesigyire emphasized.

Contrary to social media reports, the police spokesperson maintained that there was no on-scene shooting at the residence of the outspoken opposition politician.

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The incident came just hours after city Pastor Aloysius Bugingo was attacked by gunmen in Namuongoona, killing his bodyguard Richard Muhumuza.



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