- Crime Spree Hits Kyotera District
- Robbers Strike Church and Burglarise Home
- Break-in Leaves Community Concerned
Stolen Items and Incidents
|Kamaggwa Catholic Sub-Parish
|Piano, Amplifiers, Money
|Early Sunday Morning
|Ms Angle Namuwawu’s Home (Kamaggwa Village)
|Over Shs20m from POWESA Eyeeterekera group
Thieves have committed thefts in Kyotera District, targeting both a church and a private home. The criminals made off with various items, including a piano, amplifiers, and an unspecified amount of money from the Kamaggwa Catholic Sub-Parish in Lwankoni Sub-County. The incident took place during the early hours of Sunday morning. The stolen amplifiers had been purchased by church members who had difficulty hearing the priests during services. This theft has left the local Christian community concerned about their faith.
Some residents of the area attributed the increase in crime cases to unemployed youth who resort to theft due to financial constraints. Harriet Namayanja, a church member, criticized these youths for spending their time gambling instead of working in the fields during the rainy season.
The church community has called upon the police to conduct a thorough investigation and apprehend the suspects responsible for the break-in.
Following their intrusion into the church, the same group of thieves reportedly targeted the home of Angle Namuwawu in Kamaggwa Village. They managed to steal over UGX 20 million in cash from a village saving group known as PEWOSA Eyeeterekera. Ms. Namuwawu explained that the group’s savings were not kept in a bank due to the long distance, which made it impractical.
Dennis Tamale, the chairperson of Kamaggwa Village, expressed concern over the increasing crime cases in the area. The Southern Deputy Regional Police Commander, Jamada Wandera, confirmed the incidents and stated that investigations were underway.