These targeted black spots like Nakivubo channel, Namirembe road, Kisenyi, Katwe Kinyoro, Makerere Kivulu, Kinawataka, Murungo, Ndeeba as well as Kampala streets mainly where thugs used to open motorist cars to steal different items like laptop, mobile phones and women hand bags. Those areas are commonly identified as the black spots and have always been regarded impassable both during day and night hours.
The operations were commanded by Deputy Kampaala Metropolitan Police Commander Denis Namuwoza who vows not to allow crime exist in city center during the festive season. He adds that most of the suspects were found in most frequented crime spots.
They were found in possession of marijuana, sharp knives, dangerous chemicals, metallic stones used to hit the victims before taking off with their valuables. The suspects are currently detained at different police division pending screening with help of area chairmen. They will later appear in court after screening.
Kampala Metropolitan Police spokesperson Luke Owoyesigyire said that as the Christmas festive season approaches, all police divisions shall intensify operations in a bid to fight criminal activities in Kampala.
“Research has always shown that crime is always on the increase as festive seasons approach however we won’t allow criminals to undermine the internal security and peace in Kampala,” says Owoyesigyire. He assured the general public of safety. He also reminded the citizens to take their personal security more seriously as the festive season approaches.