By Prossy Namiiro
Police in Mukono district have kicked off investigations into a home invasion attack and robbery, against Goretti Kahasha, a 29-year-old, female cashier at Regal Paints (U) Ltd.
The incident took place on June 25 2022, at around 9:30pm, at Canan Site, Estates 11, Namubiru Ward, Mukono Municipality.
According to police, 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 shs 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, “said Fred Enanga, the Police Spokesperson.
He said 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, “said Enanga.
He stated that it is important to always remain vigilant and practice safety measures, while inside the house and ensuring that 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 it by alerting the police or other local politicians of poor levels of vigilance. The three victims were slightly injured, “he said.
Enanga said their task teams are aggressively building on leads gathered, surrounding the suspects, and will ensure the culprits are identified and brought to book.