The Uganda police has offered a statement on alleged kidnap and aggrevated robbery that took place on Thursday at about 5 pm in Kireka Zone, Namugongo Parish, Kira municipality, Wakiso district.
It is alleged that Rafik Khan 36 a Pakistani National and resident of Kiwatule-Nakawa, was stopped by a group of people among whom 2 were wielding SMGs and donning Military fatigue while others were casually dressed.
He was pulled from the driver’s seat and bundled into the boot of his motor vehicle Reg No UBM877B Probox which the assailants later drove off via the northern by-pass. The unidentified assailants later abandoned the victim at Kasangalabi along Kayunga – Mukono Road.
We have recorded Mr Khan’s statement and established that he was robbed of 300 USD, UGX 700,000 and his two Samsung Smart Phones. The Police have today morning revisited the crime scene and established that the assailants were allegedly dropped off by a Toyota fielder and stood in wait for their target to pass by. We are following up with our CCTV cameras to establish the car’s movement and to whom it belongs.
More details will be availed as soon as they are available. The victim is currently receiving treatment for the minor injuries he sustained during the incident.
In recent weeks, a number of people including members of parliament, human rights activists have come forward to codemn the new wave of abductions. Among them is the National Unity Platform – NUP President Mr. Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu who shared a statement regarding the Kireka robbery saying he can’t “imagine what they did to him as soon as the car doors closed. And yet, Museveni still has the guts to criticise Idi Amin!”
The government has since asked more time to enable it come up with a comprehensive statement on the new wave of abductions in the country. The Deputy Prime Minister and Minister without Portfolio Rukia Nakadama Isanga revealed to parliament on wednesday that the abduction of people is back as reported in the media this week. However, she said, parliament should give the Minister of Security Jim Muhwezi more time to explain the matter.