The Territorial Police in KMP East and Mukono Divisional Police, are investigating a home invasion attack and robbery, against Goretti Kahasha, a 29-year-old, female cashier at Regal Paints (U) Ltd, on the 25.06.2022, at around 9:30pm, at Canan Site, Estates 11, Namubiru Ward, Mukono Municipality. The victim came out of the house to lock the small gate, which was still open. She was unfortunately, attacked by a group of 6 thugs armed with one gun and several machetes, who had already camped in her home. They chased and grabbed her as she tried to run into the house. The thugs robbed cash Ugx 100,000/=, 5 smart mobile phones, laptop, flat Tv screen and a motor vehicle Spacio, while in colour, under registration number UAZ283X and immediately drove away from the scene. The other two injured victims were identified as Deborah Natumanya, a 29-year-old, female adult and Tukashaba Paul, a 39-year-old, staff of Uganda Railway. They were rushed to IMC hospital in Mukono with injuries to the head, hands and legs.
We urge the public to take extra care when inside their homes. Home invasions and robbery attacks, where suspects enter the compound and lie for the doors or gates to open, is one of the most serious and potentially dangerous crimes in the country. Its therefore, important to always remain vigilant and practice safety measures, while inside the house further ensure all gates, doors and windows are effectively closed, constantly monitor any form of invasion in the compound, never hesitate to call the police, to report suspicious actions of people outside the house or in the compound.
What is discouraging is that one of the immediate neighbours, saw what was happening and did not reach by alerting the police or other local politicians poor levels of vigilance. The three victims were slightly injured.
Our task teams are aggressively building on leads gathered, surrounding the suspects, and will ensure the culprits are identified and brought to book.
CP Enanga Fred
27th June 2022