Thursday September 4 2014

Unknown thugs break into Ingrid Turinawe's house


By Stephen Kafeero and Job Bwire

FDC Women League leader Ingrid Turinawe’s house was on Wednesday evening broken into by unknown people.
According to police, the incident happened at around 7:00pm while Ms Ingrid was not at her home.

“At around 9:00pm, we received a call at Kasangati Police Station from former Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) party President, Dr Kizza Besigye who reported that Ms Ingrid had told him that her house had been broken into,” said deputy Police Spokesperson, Ms Poly Namaye.

According to police Ms Ingrid had found her door wide open on her way from Kampala yet she had left it closed when she left that morning.
However, by the time police led by the Kasangati DPC, Mr James Kawalia arrived at the crime scene (Ms Ingrid’s home), shortly after Dr Kizza reported the matter, Ms Ingrid was not there but the house was still open.

Police officers arrive at Ingrid's home to

Police officers arrive at Ingrid's home to carry out inspection. Photo by Lubowa Abubaker

“We are yet to establish why her house was opened and whether anything was taken,” said Ms Namaye.

Ms Ingrid told Daily Monitor that she found her door open at around 7:00 pm on her way back from Kampala where she had gone with her two children and a maid to run some errands.

“I had left my caretaker alone at home but by the time they broke into the house, he had also gone to the shop to buy some items for using at home,” she said.

According to her the thugs managed to break the front door but could not go through the burglar proof to her bedroom.

“This is the third incident to happen to me this year, with the most recent one being where my laptop was stolen from the bed room. I reported the matter to police but nothing was done,” she added.
By press time, police had obtained finger prints as further investigations into the matter are conducted.

The Kasangati Police OC/CID Charles Kusingura blamed the incident on the very many unfinished houses in the area, which he said are used by thugs as hiding places before they launch their operations.