Police Arrest over 100 Suspected Machete Attackers in Kampala

Police in Kampala have arrested more than 100 suspected machete attackers in the past two weeks.

According to the Kampala Metropolitan Police Commander, Mr Frank Mwesigwa, the suspects were arrested from areas of Bwaise, Namugongo, Najjeera, Makindye and Nabweru.

During the intelligence-led operation, police recovered several crude weapons that were being used to attack civilians during day time and night hours.

Other weapons recovered from the raid and displayed to journalists was an AK47 riffle with 24 bullets, a pistol with 9 bullets, five pangas, scissors, knives and axes.

The arrest of the suspects was attributed to good cooperation from civilians who gave details regarding their movements and operations to the police and subsequently a successful raid.

Mwesigwa further noted that police also arrested 13 other people believed to be the suspects’ accomplices making the total number to 113.

He also revealed that 92 suspects were arraigned in different courts of law and charged with various offences on Monday and Tuesday this week before being remanded to Luzira prison.
 

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