Ugandan Police have launched manhunt for thugs who allegedly made away with Shs300m after snatching the money from Somali businessmen in Kampala this past week.

Last Wednesday, unidentified thugs had grabbed bag containing Shs300m from Somali nationals near Stanbic Bank Nakivubo branch in downtown, Kampala.

The victims who are identified as Ahmed Hassan, the assistant manager, and Ismael Mohammad, the cashier work with Amal Forex Bureau in Kisenyi Parish, Central Division.

Kampala Metropolitan Police deputy spokesperson Luke Owoyesigyire who spoke to the media confirmed that the law enforcement had nabbed one of the robbers.

According to the police, money has not yet been recovered

“It is suspected that the thugs trailed the victims from Kisenyi. The victims drove in a Toyota Wish and picked Shs380m from DTB Bank at Equatorial Mall branch. They then proceeded to Stanbic Bank where they deposited Shs80m,” Mr Owoyesigyire said.

Mr Owoyesigyire said as the duo walked with the bag containing Shs300m at Equatorial Mall towards their car, one thug approached Mr Hassan, who was holding the bag, and punched him in the face.

“He fell down. The thug picked the bag, run to a waiting motorcycle and they rode off,” he said.

The Flying Squad Unit followed the suspects but was only able to arrest one.


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