Once. No, actually it’s many times, that I have had encounters with thieves. The first, I was almost choked to death for refusing to let go of my handbag, and the online community helped through crowdfunding to replace my lost gadgets through Akkabo.
Another was when the thief broke into my house and took my gadgets from under my bed while I slept comfortably, as documented here.
Over the past weekend, four of my friends had encounters with thieves;
- One had their car was stolen from his compound in Namugongo while he rested from a hectic schedule,
- the other was a couple, who were ambushed at their gate, beaten and robbed clean in Kyanja after a successful book launch,
- and while the fourth one rested comfortably in his cottage in Jinja after the NyegeNyege festival, a goon climbed through the bathroom window of his room and made off with his smartphone and all the cash he had.
It states that No person shall be subjected to-(b) unlawful entry by others on the premises of that person and property.(2) No person shall be subjected to interference with the privacy of that person’s home, correspondence, communication or other property.
“Improving crime control, detection, prevention and investigation. We will employ appropriate technologies such as CCTV cameras to help the Police fight crime. In addition, we will focus on investing in community policing, which promotes citizens’ participation in ensuring their security.” via CCEDU
“In addition, Police capability to fight armed criminals has grown tremendously due to better training and acquisition of state-of-the-art forensic and other equipment. The Police capacity to deal with cyber-crime has enabled the foiling of numerous attempts of hi-tech fraudsters. Recruitment and training of young Ugandans to join the Police has been stepped up towards attainment of the internationally recommended ratio of 1 police to 500 people. The ratio in Uganda stands at 1:800, which constrains the proper police service.”