Suspected Robber Shot Dead at Kasese Centenary Bank Branch

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Muga says the guard whose identities have been witheld hit Kayizi killing him instantly.

A private security guard has shot dead a suspected robber at Centenary Rural Development Bank in Kasese town. Bakari Muga, the Rwenzori Regional Police spokesperson identifies the deceased as Christopher Kayizi, a resident of Lweza A2 village in Wakiso district
He says the guard opened fire on Wednesday evening after the suspect together with two others who had come trailing a client to the bank in a Toyota premio registration number UAX 126X attempted to force their way into the bank.
Muga says the guard whose identities have been witheld hit Kayizi killing him instantly. He says police swung into action and picked up Moses Anikwa a resident of Katale Zone in Nansana town council in Wakiso district while the third suspect John Kibito managed to get away.

Muga says police has launched a manhunt for Kibito. According to Muga, police has been hunting for the vehicle the suspects were using because it has been involved in several robbery missions. He however, declined to reveal whether or not they had recovered any weapons from the robbery vehicle.

Muga warned businessmen against carrying huge sums of money without police escorts saying this exposes them to robbery attacks. A few months ago, police shot dead three suspected robbers near the Kasese Cobalt Company limited along the Kasese-Mbarara road as they trailed people transporting millions of shillings from Kampala. 


About the author

Thembo Kahungu
Thembo Kahungu is interested in journalism that changes lives. A recent example is when a suspect in state prosecutor Joan Kagezi was held longer than the law states. Kahungu is proud to note that it was his follow up on Geoffrey Kato's unlawful detention that led to the freedom of the boda boda rider.

Previously based in Kasese, Kahungu has been reposted to Hoima town. Kahungu is now the Uganda Radio Network Hoima bureau chief.

Kahungu has been a practicing journalist since 2007. He was a reporter for Radio Messiah and Kasese Guide Radio. He was also the Kasese Daily Monitor freelance writer. He has also been a teacher at Liberty College of Management and Journalism in Kasese district.

Kahungu is deeply interested in investigative journalism. Kahungu has developed a big interest in covering issues to do with Oil, Gas and Mining after attending a fellowship in Ghana in October 2015 under the sponsorship of Natural Resource Governance Institute.