A suspected thug has been shot dead by Foot patrol police and Local Defense Unit – LDU personnel after he was found strangling a student of Makerere University Business School – MUBS.
Deputy Kampala Metropolitan police spokesman, Luke Owoyesigyire says that the man, identified as Tonny Kigozi was shot dead at around 11 p.m., from Mutundwe, on the outskirts of Kampala.
Owoyesigyire adds that the student, identified as Anita Namayanja was attacked a few meters from her home, moments after she had been dropped off by a motorcyclist. She was on her way home when two men, armed with rudimentary weapons intercepted her and started strangling her.
Namayanja was rescued by the intervention of Local Defense Unit personnel who responded to the sound of her alarm and shot one of the two men, who was watching as his colleague, who was later identified as Henry Mutebi muffled the student.
The incident comes on the heels of rampant armed gang raids in the suburbs of Kampala. More than 20 homes and businesses have been raided by armed thugs in the areas of Mutundwe, Kajjansi, Nateete, Kawempe and Lubowa.
The armed raids have forced President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni to instruct the Deputy Inspector General of Police Maj Gen Sabiiti Muzeeyi to whip out criminals as swift as possible.