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Thugs rob Shs 22m cash from Indian national in Hoima

An Indian national Ganatra Kapil lost Shs 22.4 million cash to thugs who broke into his house in Kiryatete, Hoima city in western Uganda on Saturday evening.

The incident happened on Saturday at around 7:30 pm It is alleged that Kapil left his home at around 7 pm to go and look for supper. Upon returning home, he found that thugs had broken into his house and made off with the cash.

The thugs also stole two of his land titles and his passport. The land titles and the passport were later found dumped in Sansiro situated within Kiryatete, a few meters from the victim’s home. 

After noticing that thugs had broken into his house, Kapil immediately reported the matter to Hoima City Central police station. Julius Hakiza, Albertine region police spokesperson explains that police have teamed up with local authorities in the area to hunt for the thugs adding that a team of detectives are on the ground.

Hakiza however appealed to the public to coordinate with security by availing crucial information that could lead to the arrest of the suspects. In a related development, police in Kakumiro district are also hunting for yet unknown thugs who raided Kakindo town council and robbed Shs 500,000 at gunpoint from a businesswoman, Jennifer Kahigwa, a resident of the same area.  

It is alleged that the three thugs armed with a gun waylaid their victim on Monday night at around 8 pm as she was returning home from her shop. According to Kahigwa, the thugs emerged from the nearby bush and placed her at gunpoint, ordered her to surrender the bag and threatened to kill her if she sounded an alarm.    

When she refused, one of the thugs hit her on the head with a blunt object and she collapsed. The thugs then grabbed her bag containing Shs 500,000 before vanishing to an unknown destination.


0 #1 Mubiru 2024-04-11 13:07
I don't condone any type of criminality whether its committed to/by foreigners or Ugandans All people in Uganda whether investors or poor Ugandans must feel feel safe to be in Uganda.

What astonishes me is that is no Ugandans can have land titles in India yet this Indian man has Land Title in Uganda. Its beyond parody to be truthful
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0 #2 jose 2024-04-12 06:25
Oh sorry for Jennifer kahigwa,
But the indian had 2 land titles of uganda or where
Those people should buy cars not land in uganda
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