Top Police Commander survives death after being beaten and robbed by thugs

Kampala Metropolitan Police deputy spokesperson Luke Owoyesigyire

The officer-in-charge of investigations at Kampala Central Police Station has been admitted to Nsambya hospital after he was attacked by criminals on Saturday morning.

Detective Assistant Superintendent of Police Joshua Tusingwire was attacked as he was jogging in the morning in Mutungo, Nakawa Division, Kampala.

The criminals also robbed him of his mobile phones. Kampala Metropolitan Police deputy spokesperson Luke Owoyesigyire said the officer was responding well to the treatment.

“He is undergoing treatment and doctors say he is out of danger. Efforts to arrest the suspects are still ongoing,” Mr. Owoyesigyire said yesterday.

Mr. Tusingwire is said to have suffered serious injuries. Violent crime in the city and its suburbs continues to rise despite several interventions including the deployment of Local Defence Unit personnel and the installation of CCTV cameras on the roads.

Crime rate

Recently, five robbers attacked Assistant Superintendent of Police Dennis Kasibante at his home in Nansana Municipality prompting him to shoot two of them dead.

On Thursday, seven people armed with machetes and house-breaking implements attacked Allan Mwesigwa’s home in Bwebajja in Kajjansi Town Council, Wakiso District and robbed him of electronic appliances.

Police later arrested suspects and recovered two guns after a search at their homes.

A similar incident happened in Kisasa Village, Wakiso Sub-county in Wakiso, where six robbers, including a woman, armed with machetes attacked MACKS Investments, a textile and maize processing factory last week.

The suspects disarmed the security guard, Godfrey Rwabwoma before stealing Shs1.5 million, computers and other items.

Buloba Police Station officers responded and shot Joseph Tamale, one of the suspects, and arrested him.

Two weeks ago, two gunmen riding a motorcycle, shot dead Hussein Mutyaba, 25, who was pursuing them after they robbed two Mobile Money agents in Nakabugo Village, Bulaga Parish, Wakiso District.