Police in Jinja is investigating circumstances under which a Canadian pastor, Edwin Rainer was robbed of $7,000 (about Shs 25 million) from his hotel room. Rainer filed a case of robbery at Jinja central police station on Wednesday.
He says that although the robbery took place on Sunday night, he had been convinced by the managers of Mansion hotel that an in-house search would help them recover the money without the involvement of the police.
Rainer says that the money was part of the donations that he was due to deliver to various churches in Busoga sub-region.
Kiira Region police spokesperson Diana Nandawula says that CCTV footage obtained from the hotel shows one of the employees living Rainer's hotel room with a small package. She adds that the employee has since fled the hotel.
"Our investigations are underway and one of the video clips obtained from the hotel's CCTV shows a waiter fleeing Rainer's room with a small package, and he has never appeared at the hotel promises ever since," she says.
The managers of Mansion hotel have declined to comment about the incident.