Thirty young people are being held by Jinja City police on suspicion of being part of a gang that has been terrorising locals.
The group was detained when they travelled to the Bugeri District to bury a colleague who had been killed by a mob for stealing. “The people that police have been hunting for to arrest for various crimes committed have been arrested.
We learned that they were going to the Bugweri District to attend the funeral of a colleague who had been murdered by a mob, the man claimed.
One of the 30, according to Mr. Mubi, is a suspect in the violent murder of weightlifter Prosy Nyanga, who was killed in September 2022 in Bugembe.
He claimed that the group rides motorcycles while armed with other weapons, including machetes, and has a car trailing after them in order to keep whatever they seize.
They keep switching cars, and one of them is a Subaru, but we haven’t determined the licence plate, according to Mr. Mubi.
He disclosed that the police will soon begin to detain landlords who allow more than three persons to occupy a single room.