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Another mobile money agent shot dead

Police is investigating circumstances under which Juliet Nabaasa, a mobile money attendant in Nakulabye, a suburb of Kampala was shot dead. 

Nabaasa was reportedly shot dead at around 10pm on Friday, by unknown gunmen who intercepted her in Kayiwa Zone, along Balintuma Road in Rubaga Division. She was heading home aboard a motor vehicle registration number UBD 008P which was ridden by a one Twaha Lukwago.

The driver of the vehicle sustained injuries and is undergoing treatment at Mengo hospital. Kampala Metropolitan deputy spokesperson Luke Owoyesigyire says that preliminary investigations indicate that the motive of the assailants was to end her life.

Police recovered four submachine gun cartridges and a bag containing Shs 6 million which was believed to belong to the deceased.  Owoyesigyire says eyewitnesses have indicated that the killers were riding on two motorcycles with invisible number plates. 

This is the third mobile money operator to be shot dead in one month. On June 10, Harriet Naluwadde, 33, and Moreen Nakabubi, 25, were shot dead in Zana along Entebbe road by thugs who reportedly went away with an unspecified amount of money.

Police have since arrested three deserters of the Uganda People’s Defense Forces in connection to city mobile money robberies. They are Stanley Muluta alias Frank Jjumba, Emma Onen Ochan and Denis Mwanguhya. 


+1 #1 WADADA roger 2019-07-01 10:09
From the killing of women in Wakiso and Kampala, now we have a new scourge targeting mobile money dealers.

I have a feeling this is an inside job, before long, somebody is going to advise the President to form another SPECIAL SURVEILANCE squad to handle crime like it was with Operation Wembley which transformed into so many other thieving groups created to allegedly fight crime.

There is alot of guess work and try and error in this regime
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+1 #2 WADADA roger 2019-07-01 12:16
Sooner than later, the President will advise that all mobile money agents be provided with snipers to guard them and before we know it, half of Ugandans will be guarding the other half.

What will then happen to the businesses being run by those that are guarding the other half. It is a vicious circle of stupidity where police advises mobile money agents to get armed guards.

These are small businesses that are already struggling with rent and paying workers, how do you ask them to folk out another 800,000/= to security companies whose guards are always the architects of robberies.
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0 #3 Lysol 2019-07-01 23:11
Those who kill those mobile money operators in cold blood, could be linked to the corrupt regime.

This has been going on across the country. Only time will tell.who are behind all these.

The corrupt regime operates like the mafias, and will always do (dirty tricks) and anything to remain in power. The 70s/80s is back again in Museveni's Uganda. .
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+1 #4 Wainanchi 2019-07-02 00:26
My sincere condolences for the gunned down innocent cashier.

Hang the dogs M7!!
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