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95 Killed In Mbarara

By Vision Reporter

Added 27th October 2002 03:00 AM

About 95 people were killed in Mbarara out of the 260 murdered in western Uganda between January and September this year, Southwestern Regional Police Commander, Edward Ochom, told journalists on Thursday.

About 95 people were killed in Mbarara out of the 260 murdered in western Uganda between January and September this year, Southwestern Regional Police Commander, Edward Ochom, told journalists on Thursday.

By Ebenezer T. Bifubyeka
About 95 people were killed in Mbarara out of the 260 murdered in western Uganda between January and September this year, Southwestern Regional Police Commander, Edward Ochom, told journalists on Thursday.
Ochom said one person is killed in the western region everyday! “The rate of crime in Mbarara is too high and it has the highest number of people killed because it has the highest population in the region,” he said.
He said 51 people were killed in Bushenyi, 31 in Kabale, 38 in Ntungamo, 24 in Rukungiri, 12 in Kisoro and nine in Kanungu. He said 35 people were killed in April, making it the highest figure in the period. He blamed the high crime rate on thefts that tend to occur during the Easter holiday.
January follows with a death toll of 31, which Ochom attributed to common thefts during Christmas holidays. “September has the lowest death toll figure of 22 because of the intervention of Operation Wembley,” he said.
Meanwhile, Ochom said between January and September, police had recovered 14 guns from the region. Nine guns were recovered from Mbarara and five others recovered from Bushenyi.
No guns were recovered from the other districts. He said they had recovered 303 bullets from Mbarara and Bushenyi districts. He said 194 bullets were recovered from Mbarara and 109 bullets and one grenade from Bushenyi.
“There has been marked improvement in the regional security since Operation Wembley came. Armed robberies especially on the highways have declined, and boda-boda thefts have also gone down,” Ochom said. Ends

95 Killed In Mbarara

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