The Territorial Police in Kampala Metropolitan is holding a notorious gang leader identified as Kabuye Darren aka Mukisa Henry of the Ekigari criminal gang that is behind the wave of smash and grab attacks, knives and metallic bar-related armed robberies and sexual assaults against women in Kawempe Division.
SCP Enanga Fred, Police Spokesperson, said Kabuye was arrested in an intelligence-led operation on September 24, 2022, targeting criminals who terrorize fans, revelers and well-wishers, during music concerts and major events, and rob them, of their valuable items like phones, wallets, purses, handbags and other valuables.
Of recent, they have been attacking pedestrians and motorists with pavers, hitting them hard and robbing them of their property.
He said the gang is responsible for all phones and bag snatches along Gayaza road, Tula Road and around Akamwesi mall.
The suspect and six hardcore deputies who have been identified, but are still at large, participated in the attack against the GISO Kyebando.
On March 20, 2022, at around 10pm, the suspect with his gang attacked the GISO Kyebando, Kasule Ben, while responding to a phone snatching incident at Akwamwesi Mall, along Gayaza road.
It was a revenge attack on security personnel. They also damaged his motorcycle.
The Kigari criminal gang on September 20, 2022 while at Kakungulu zone, Kyebando parish, Kawempe division, Kampala district, ordered two laptops at Shs1.2m each, an iPhone at 1m, a board cover of Shs10,000, laptop bag of Shs250,000 and other deliveries from Fruitshop Uganda, located on Nalubega complex.
Two workers namely; Nsubuga Hamza and Kiganda Alex of Fruitshop Uganda, delivered the items following a phone call, and directives to Bwaise-Kawempe.
Upon reaching Bwaise, the caller again directed them to Akamwesi mall, then Kakungula zone, via Lumansi road, to the offices of Electoral Commission Kawempe.
When they reached the place, the alleged clients switched off their phones, and in the process, a gang of eight thugs including Darren, attacked and sprayed pepper spray, in the faces of the victims and robbed them of the bag containing the electronic gadgets.
Upon search of his known premises, he was found with metallic bars, opium and heavy jackets used in robberies.
The arrest of this notorious wanted suspect shows our determination to rid the KMP area of such actors of violence.
“As we intensify our efforts in dismantling this destructive gang, we call upon any victims who could have been mugged, attacked robbed, or sexually assaulted by Kabuye Darren aka Mukisa Henry, to share details with the police at Kawempe,” Enanga told the press on Monday at Police Headquarters in Naguru, Kampala.