Two weeks after the gruesome robbery at a hardware shop, by gunmen that claimed three lives in Nansana municipality, another robbery of a similar nature has again occurred in Wakiso district.
Two women were shot and killed by armed robbers on Monday in Bunamwaya, Wakiso district.
Police says the two were killed by unidentified armed thugs.
The incident occurred at around 10:45pm at Zana cell in Bunamwaya, Makindye Ssabagabo in Wakiso district.
It is alleged that five thugs riding three unidentified motorcycles robbed the victims of an unspecified sum of money before shooting them dead.
The deceased have been identified as Naluwadde Harriet, 33 together with Nakabubi Moreen, 25 both of whom were operating a Mobile Money business.
Both were residents of Zana cell, according to a statement issued Tuesday by Police spokesperson for Kampala Metropolitan, SP Patrick Onyango.
The two were shot near their shop as they were heading home. The thugs fled the scene and police has made no mention of any arrest so far.
“We want to thank the area police (Kirimanyaga Police Post) for responding in time and the 99 Patrol for coordinating the search for the thugs,” SP Onyango said.
Police say investigations into the matter continue. Individuals that may have helpful information regarding the incident have been asked to pass it to the nearest Police or any local authority in confidence.
These two incidents of robbery and murder risk causing a security panic among members of the public, with queries on the relevance of the recently installed CCTV cameras and the deployment of Local Defence Unit (LDU) personnel in Kampala and surrounding areas.
In the Nansana shooting, Police is still detaining one suspect while the other 7 who had been earlier arrested have since been released, Police spokesperson, Fred Enanga told reporters on Monday. He also revealed that the money robbed from Cheap General Hardware amounted to Shs 380m.
He said Police had got “special leads” using CCTV cameras on a particular vehicle suspected to have been used by the robbers. Without divulging more information about the particular vehicle for fear of compromising the investigation, Enanga said Police was pursing it (vehicle).
SoftPower News recently reported that an eye witness at the scene said there was a vehicle which had been parked at the road near where the robbery took place and that this is where the gunmen carried the money afterwards. The witness only identified the car as having been a Mark II model.