Police arrest 9 members of a gang that has been terrorizing, Nansana.

In Summary
  • The  suspects belong  to a criminal gang known as "Nats family"
  • The ring leader  Ssemanda Meddie alias Meddie Brown  was picked from Tex Bar
  • Group has been undergoing physical fitness training and other forms of self defense skills
Some of the arrested suspected thugs at police
Some of the arrested suspected thugs at police
Image: Robert Ssegawa

Police in Kampala has in detention nine members of a criminal gang which has been terrorizing the people of Kampala and other surrounding areas especially Nansana.

According to police spokesperson, Fred Enanga, the 9 suspects subscribe to a criminal gang known as "Nats family" that is based in Nateete and has been operating in the areas of Nansana, Lubaga, Old Kampala among others .

These were arrested by a joint task team which was set up to dismantle a criminal gang within Nansana Kibbuloka, old Kampala, Kawempe, Bwaise, and Mengo.

Thugs have been using masks to hide their faces as they executed their tasks
Thugs have been using masks to hide their faces as they executed their tasks
Image: Robert Ssegawa

First to be arrested was the ring leader identified as Ssemanda Meddie alias Meddie Brown who was picked from Tex Bar in Nansana and confessed to having been deploying youth to steal mobile phones from revellers, and take them to him for sale.

Enanga also noted that the task team also arrested one Abdul Swabulu Mulindwa alias Malevu who also led them to the arrest of other seven gang members.

The seven have been identified as Jumba Ali, Mulema Denis, Kiridde Yakub, Mukisa Ssegawa, Kazibwe Martin, Ssekate Ivan a.k.a Mich kalyowa, and Nsubuga Hassan

Some of the cold arms that thugs were using to steal from the public
Some of the cold arms that thugs were using to steal from the public
Image: Robert Ssegawa

He further revealed that the group has been undergoing physical fitness training and other forms of self defense skills like karate to prepare application of force against their victims.

The gang had established a base in Nateete and had recruited over 50 youth who were always deployed on major roads within Kampala and surrounding areas wreaking havoc on the people . .