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Police hunting for assailants who gang raped woman jogging at 4.30am in Namugongo

Namugongo, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police in Kira Division has launched a hunt for three assailants who reportedly gang raped a woman who was Monday morning jogging in Namugongo Division-Wakiso district.

Fred Enanga, the Police spokesperson said that the 22-year-old resident of Namugongo Buloli whose names were not revealed, was way laid by three attackers armed with pangs opposite Viena-College at around 4:30 am.

“We believe these are thugs who take advantage on early morning people going for work. So they stopped her, grabbed her to the nearby bush where they gang raped her and then took her smart phone,” says Enanga.

Abas Ssenyonjo, the Kira Police Division District Police Commander says the hunt for the attackers is already underway. “We are currently trying to gather intelligence information about these three people. We shall make sure that we get them arrested and charged,” says Ssenyonjo.

Enanga has since warned people against jogging when it’s dark. “Jogging at 4:30 am in the morning, in that darkness. It is not safe to start running at that time. It is very dangerous, we want to caution the public when they are going out jogging,” says Enanga.

Police have also warned people to avoid wearing headphones and earbuds while jogging as it prevents one from hearing their surroundings.

The attack occurs against a backdrop of rising crime in Namugongo areas.  Last month, Suzan Alweny, a lawyer with Liberty General Insurance was killed by unknown assailants as she stopped to buy meat along Kiwatule-Naalya road.

Her death was following another murder of George Ekochu, an auditor and cousin to National Resistance Movement vice chairperson in charge of Eastern Region, Mike Mukula, who was waylaid by the iron bar hit-men in Namugongo-Buloli zone on September 12th, 2022.

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