Mobile money killers strike again

 Police cordon off the crime scene where Rayan Kaahwa (inset),  a mobile money operator, was shot dead at  Buteebe Trading Centre  in Fort Portal City on Wednesday night.  PHOTO/ ALEX ASHABA

What you need to know:

  • Wakiso District, which has relatively been free of mobile money agent attackers after 2019 operations that led to the arrest of all suspects behind the incident and recovery of the firearm, got the first incident a fortnight ago when they shot dead Nambi Bogiya, 30, a mobile money operator at Nalugala.
  • Since the beginning of the year, business communities in Greater Luweero region, which covers Nakaseke, Nakasongola and Luweero, have also been under attack by armed people that have been robbing money from them.

Armed robbers targeting mobile money agents have made a comeback nearly two years since security forces arrested majority of them.
Unlike in previous incidents where criminals targeted agents with huge sums of money, the new groups attack mobile money shops that have less than Shs500,000.

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