2 more held over bank theft
BUNDIBUGYO-Two more people have been arrested in connection with the Stanbic Bank robbery. Balinda Baluku, a resident of Bwera in Kasese district and Ssimbwa from Kampala were arrested on January 2 at Malaba. The western Police commander, Martin Abilu, said the suspects were transporting coffee to Kenya. The duo will appear in court in Fort Portal. So far, five people have been held in connection to the theft. Over sh1.3b was on November 4, 2007 stolen from the bank.
Kabale lacks remand home
KABALE-The Police are stuck with child offenders who cannot be prosecuted and detained because the area lacks juvenile cells and a remand home. â€œSometimes we arrest and subject them to manual work at the station and later release them. This hinders our efforts in fighting crime,â€ the district Police commander, Summy Odeke, said. The Police said some of the offenders are street children.