Crime & Investigation

Taxi Thugs Strike Kampala Again

cialis 40mg geneva; font-size: small; line-height: 200%;”>The warning comes after an identified woman lost shs200, ampoule 000 to taxi thugs on Saturday as she travelled in a taxi along Jinja Road.

“The thieves pretended to be passengers heading to Ntinda. They robbed the woman before taking off at a terrific speed,” Kampala Metropolitan Police spokesperson, Ibin Ssenkumbi, told Chimpreports on Monday.

“This lady got out of the taxi after which she realised that her wallet was missing. She quickly jumped on a boda boda and successfully pursued the thieves who were stuck at the Nakawa traffic lights junction. She made an alarm which compelled police to impound the vehicle registration number, UAT824Z.”

He added: “We have arrested two people in connection with the theft. They are Arthur Mawejje, 22, a resident of Nansana and Patrick Kabwama while others escaped.”

Mawejje was found with shs800, 000 and a new mobile cell phone.


Ssenkumbi urged passengers to always board taxis from designated stages and avoid being manipulated by drivers or conductors.

“In some cases, passengers are told to help in adjusting mirrors or fixing doors. It is during this confusion that passengers are robbed. Do not allow to be squeezed due to overloading.”

Ssenkumbi said thugs hire taxis from drivers at Shs100, 000 to commit their crimes. A new Vision journalist was a few months ago killed and his body dumped on a roadside after being robbed of his belongings by taxi thugs.

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