Locals In Kabale Warned Against Night Movements Amidst Rising Machete Attacks

KABALE –The Kigezi region police spokesperson ASP Elly Maate called upon the locals to avoid night and single movements, ahead of the Christmas season.

This comes after increased attacks by the machete wielding thugs that have hurt people’s lives and stolen properties.

The most recent attacks that have happened near the police barracks as well in some areas of Bungongi and Kigongi all located in Kabale municipality.

However, residents have blamed police for failure to carry out night patrols prompting attacks from machete wielding thugs ahead of the Christmas season.

Saida Kato Kataruha, an interior designer who is one of the victims of these thugs said he was attacked on Friday as he returned home at around midnight.

He said when he reached Kabale town and moved out of his vehicle for a short call, an unknown person grabbed his phone and when he tried to follow him up, he was beaten.

Maate confirmed that of recent there has been a lot of theft and attacks attributing them to the upcoming festive season, calling upon people to avoid night and single movements.

He highlights that the machete wielding thugs have taken advantage of soft targets that include dark corners.