KAMPALA- A police constable was killed on Wednesday as officers engaged suspected armed robbers in Nalumunye, a Kampala suburb.
The police shot dead two suspected robbers in the exchange and recovered an SMG rifle that the suspects were using. The gun, according to information is a police property.
The dead police constable has been identified as Nelson Tugume while the suspected robbers are Christopher Nyanzi Kabali, a resident of Mityana District and Martin Mwebaze, a resident of Nabingola in Kyegegwa District.
Kampala Metropolitan Police spokesman Ibin Ssenkumbi said the Nalumunye secretary for defence was also arrested on allegation of being an accomplice part of the group.
“We believe the Nalumunye secretary for defence has critical information about the group and its operations in Kampala and Mityana,” Mr Ssenkumbi said yesterday.
This is the second time in less than a week that suspected thugs are engaging police in a shoot-out.
The past week police shot dead two suspected thugs at an MTN centre in the Mubende Township, after a fierce shoot-out.
However, some suspected thugs, who had an SMG rifle and a pistol, survived arrest when they sped off in a saloon car. The Nalumunye incident started before midnight when police officers tracked the suspected thugs to Nalumunye where they were had planned to rob.
Soon after the suspected thugs had reached the scene, the police officers ordered them to raise their arms above the head but the suspected declined to heed to police’s order.