Police is investigating circumstances under which Juliet Nabaasa, a mobile money attendant in Nakulabye, a suburb of Kampala was shot dead.
Nabaasa was reportedly shot dead at around 10pm on Friday, by unknown gunmen who intercepted her in Kayiwa Zone, along Balintuma Road in Rubaga Division. She was heading home aboard a motor vehicle registration number UBD 008P which was ridden by a one Twaha Lukwago.
The driver of the vehicle sustained injuries and is undergoing treatment at Mengo hospital. Kampala Metropolitan deputy spokesperson Luke Owoyesigyire says that preliminary investigations indicate that the motive of the assailants was to end her life.
Police recovered four submachine gun cartridges and a bag containing Shs 6 million which was believed to belong to the deceased. Owoyesigyire says eyewitnesses have indicated that the killers were riding on two motorcycles with invisible number plates.
This is the third mobile money operator to be shot dead in one month. On June 10, Harriet Naluwadde, 33, and Moreen Nakabubi, 25, were shot dead in Zana along Entebbe road by thugs who reportedly went away with an unspecified amount of money.
Police have since arrested three deserters of the Uganda People’s Defense Forces in connection to city mobile money robberies. They are Stanley Muluta alias Frank Jjumba, Emma Onen Ochan and Denis Mwanguhya.