Thugs Shoot Somali Woman in Kisenyi

Police at Old Kampala are investigating an aggravated robbery incident that took place on the early morning of yesterday at Bulange A Cell, Nsibambi Road, Rabaga Division, Kampala District.

ASP Luke Owoyesigyire, the deputy Kampala metropolitan police spokesperson, has identified the victims as Bashir Tahalil 38, a Somali national and businessman from Equatorial Mall, and his wife, Shukri Jama.

Owoyesigyire, said preliminary investigation show unknown assailants gained access to the victims’ residence by jumping over the perimeter wall after cutting the electric wires.

“The robber broke into the house, specifically entering through the kitchen using the back door. A confrontation ensued between the assailant and Bashir Tahalil, during which the robber seized Bashir’s Samsung Galaxy phone before fleeing the scene,” ASP Owoyesigyire said.

Shukri was shot after they opened the door, believing that the thugs had left their premises.

“Tragically, the assailant fired two shots, with one bullet striking Shukri Jama in her right thigh. The robber used a pistol during the incident and subsequently fled to an unidentified location,” ASP Owoyesigyire said.

Shukri Jama was rushed to Medipal Hospital for her gunshot wound located above her knee. The stolen phone has been described as a Samsung Ultra 22.

Police said a team of it’s officers from Old Kampala Division visited the crime scene, conducted a thorough examination, and documented the evidence, including photographs.

ASP Owoyesigyire said two empty cartridge casings were recovered behind the victims’ house for forensic analysis.

Police said as the investigation progresses, they are dedicated to identifying and apprehending the assailants responsible for the heinous act.

“We urge anyone with information related to this incident to come forward and assist the police in their efforts to bring the perpetrator to justice,” police officers said.

The public has been reminded to remain vigilant and ensure the security of their homes by implementing necessary safety measures. “We encourage residents to report any suspicious activities to the authorities promptly,” ASP Owoyesigyire said.

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