KCCA Suffers Two Office Break ins

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According to the whistle blower, unidentified people broke into the Directorate of Engineering Department of road surveyor on June 11th, 2019 and took off with the Central Processing Units-CPUs.

Kampala Capital City Authority-KCCA offices have been broken into twice within a space of two weeks, KCCA councilors heard on Thursday.  This came to light through a June 23, 2019 letter authored by a whistle blower.   



According to the whistle blower, unidentified people broke into the Directorate of Engineering Department of road surveyor on June 11th, 2019 and took off with the Central Processing Units-CPUs. 

The letter notes that the CPU was later recovered by detectives inside City Hall main building in an emergency tunnel, which connects the vandalized office to the toilets without the hard disks.


The same letter shows that there was another break-in on June 21st in the Legal Directorate and Litigation office.  Some exhibits were recovered in the ducts leading to the nearest toilet.   


According to the letter, by the time they got information about the break-in, the crime scene had already been contaminated.  



The scene had been cleaned. Richard Lule the Director Administration and Human Resource who represented the KCCA Executive Director during the authority meeting confirmed the incidents, saying investigations are ongoing.        


He said KCCA is working with external security including the Crime Intelligence Division-CID to get to the bottom of the matter. 


He said the perpetrators seem to have been interested in information and hence took hard disks and mother boards from the computers. 

However, it is unclear how many CPUs were vandalized.

 

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Ahmed Wetaka
Ahmed Wetaka is a URN editor. Wetaka is also the editor-in-charge of Up Country bureaus. All bureau chiefs out of Kampala answer to Wetaka. Wetaka has been a URN staff member since 2007.

Wetaka started his career as Mbale Daily Monitor freelance writer. He was also the Open Gate FM reporter, anchor, talk show host and news editor from 2000.

Wetaka is a keen follower of public affairs developments, politics and religion. In 2014, Wetaka managed to fulfill an important Muslim rite of Haj to Mecca.