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NWSC urges for vigilance after Shs 85m heist at Kyambogo residence

The thugs executed the robbery after disguising as NWSC staff

The thugs executed the robbery after disguising as NWSC staff

The National Water and Sewerage Corporation (NWSC) has asked their clients to be vigilant after thugs disguised as their staff and stole $4,500 (about Shs 85 million) from a private residence in Kyambogo, eastern Kampala. 

CCTV camera footage dated March 31, 2021 (8:04 am) shows three thugs - two men and a woman dressed in the dark blue NWSC field overall uniform access the premises at the lower estate in Edinburg Avenue, Kyambogo and choke holding the chef, a Chinese national before dispatching him to a certain room. 

According to police, the housemaid who came moments later was also tied up and held locked up in the washroom before they executed the robbery.    

Kampala Metropolitan deputy police spokesperson Luke Owoyesigyire said "they are hunting for these men and a woman with the help of the CCTV camera footage we recovered from the house, and the surrounding areas." 

NWSC public relations officer Sam Apedel said that thugs are ever on the lookout for loopholes to use and steal from unsuspecting victims.      

"If someone comes to your home as an employee from NWSC to read your water meter or to fix any reported case, ask them for their employment ID’s, look at your water bill, there is a name and number of your area relations manager and first call to be sure of such a person," said Apedel.     

He urges the public to be security conscious during these periods when criminals keep on changing their tactics and targets. He also advises members of the public to take time to know their branch managers and have their contacts to avoid such circumstances in case of any issue that requires someone from the company.  

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0 #1 Wainanchi 2021-04-06 13:23
Hello Uganda and brothers and sisters Ugandans !! Please stop killing and stealing .Save our Souls S. O. S. S O. S. S. O. S. S. O. S. S. O. S

REPENT...SAVE YOUR SOULS. DO NOT SELL YOUR SOILS TO THR DEVIL. S. O. S. S. O. S
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+1 #2 Mr X 2021-04-06 13:52
$4,500 is Ugx 16,5 million and not Ugx 85 million. The Chinese steal enough from Ugandans, its fair to steal something small from them.
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+1 #3 Anastacia Duma 2021-04-06 14:22
Even upcountry such cases are not uncommon!!!
The NWSC itself must investigate its employees, some of whom have been generating fictitious amounts to water clients!

A case made rounds where NWSC meter readers visited a premise and spent there two hours disconnecting a client and at the very same time period, premises were broken into and assorted property stolen...Because that was a gated home those field staff of NWSC were among the prime suspects!
but that is the Uganda we have today..

if only those fools who stole the money from that home in the above article could be caught and sentenced to 15 years, but alas none will...
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+3 #4 Lakwena 2021-04-06 14:39
Unless the victims of the robbery were also dubious, why would any reasonable/honest person/people keep such amount of money in the house?

Just asking!

In other words, these are some of "Our Problem of Africa", Gen Tibuhaburwa's counterfeit investors, who are ripping us off; evading tax and repatriating all their profits to their homeland; leaving us blind with poverty.
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0 #5 WADADA rogers 2021-04-06 15:37
I hear Kampala Metropolitan deputy police spokesperson Luke Owoyesigyire said "they are hunting for these men and a woman with the help of the CCTV camera footage we recovered from the house, and the surrounding areas." .

Am so sure the police is going to arrest innocent people to show the public that they are working.

I mean how do you tell the public that you will use the footage to identify the suspects. The cctv camera does not undress a person in a mask and a helmet.
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0 #6 WADADA rogers 2021-04-06 15:39
But from the look of things, this was an inside job, somebody must have tipped the thieves that the Chinese guy had money in the house.

The thieves have reasons why they targeted that particular home
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