Machete-wielding man filmed attacking businessman in Nateete arrested 

Ashraf Kizza was on May 13, 2024 captured on CCTV camera attacking Mr Sam Turyamuhaki, 55, a businessman in Nateete. PHOTO/ COURTESY

What you need to know:

  • The assailant had worked at the mill for four months

A man in a viral CCTV footage filmed on May 13 attacking a Nateete businessman using a machete before he fled, has been arrested by police.
The suspect identified as Ashraf Kizza, was arrested Wednesday in Rakai District where he had fled to hide, police sources said.
He is currently detained on allegations of attempted murder.

It is alleged that Kizza attacked Mr Sam Turyamuhaki, 55, a businessman at around 8:45pm on Monday as he was carrying out a financial transaction at Bashir Grain Millers in Nateete, Rubaga Division in Kampala City on May 13.

Kampala Metropolitan Police deputy spokesman, Mr Luke  Owoyesigyire said the suspect, who was an employee at the same mill for four months, removed a machete and a hammer from a sack and demanded money from Mr Turyamuhaki.

Mr Turyamuhaki was verifying Shs8 million that had been paid to him by the owner of the mill.
Kizza allegedly cut Mr Turyamuhaki several times before he fled the scene upon the intervention of bystanders.