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PHOTOS: Requiem Mass Of Cheap Hardware Manager Jimmy Atukuru

A requiem mass to pray for the soul of Jimmy Atukuru 31, who was the Assistant Manager of a Cheap Hardware Shop in Nansana was held at St Francis Chapel Makerere yesterday evening.

Jimmy and two other victims were shot dead on Wednesday by yet to be identified gunmen who robbed the shop of unspecified amount of money in broad day light.

Reverend Onesmus Asiimwe who led the mass expressed concern about the current security situation in the country.

A requiem mass as relatives, friends and family gather to pray for the soul of Jimmy Atukuru at St Francis Chapel Makerere University

“These reckless murders raise a lot of questions of how safe we are. Where is the security that government always brags about,” he said.

He also questioned the efficiency of security cameras that were recently erected in the city and its suburbs and urged government to do more on preventive security measures.

“Security Cameras only recall how the event happened but they’re not preventive,” he said.

The late who was also the company’s IT expert was described by his fellow employees a young hardworking man.

Mr Jimmy will be laid to rest on Saturday in Tororo district.

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Kampala Metropolitan Police revealed that they have arrested three suspects to assist with investigations.

According to an eyewitness who preferred anonymity, the gunmen stormed the store at exactly 2:30 pm on Wednesday.

“When they arrived, four men riding on motorcycles took positions before the other two arrived and immediately stopped the traffic.”

She said that two of them both armed entered the shop and put all people including workers and customers under gun point.

They then started shooting tins of paint before asking for the general manager to surface.

He said they reached out to the counter and parked unspecified amount of money in bags.

Eyewitness also said that the masked men started shooting indiscriminately while yelling for the manager to present himself.

“Jimmy finally came out from his desk and the thieves asked for key to the safe which he never hard,” she said.

They then shot him dead and got out of the shop, disappearing from a feeder road.

 

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