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Cattle Thieves Escape, Mob Burns their Motorcycle

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Suspected cattle thieves have escaped being killed by a mob in Miseebe Central, Bulera Sub County, Mityana District.

This came as residents intercepted the group of suspected thieves who were traveling onto Boda Bodas carrying several Goats and a calf allegedly stolen from Kyetume and Nalyankanja villages, Bulera sub-county

However, these narrowly escaped as they ran through a nearby bush, abandoning the motorcycles and the animals on the road.

According to Edith Namayanja, the Miseebe Village chairperson, after failing to arrest the suspect thieves, residents burnt the abandoned motorcycle to ashes.

A group of other suspected thieves who were moving on a separate motorcycle changed their route to avoid the mob,” she said.

Meanwhile, residents have appealed for help to stop the rampant theft of livestock in their areas.

George Kayizzi, the leader of the vigilante group said that they chased the suspected thieves through various villages in vain but hastens to add that the rate of theft of animals and that of coffee is increasing in their area.

Another cow was stolen last week by unknown people,” he said.

Ronald Ssenabulya, one of the area residents faults Police in Mityana for releasing suspects on a bond without taking them to courts of law for prosecution.

Wamala Regional Police Spokesperson Rachael Kawala confirmed that incidents of livestock theft are rampant before she justified that they (police) have increased enforcement activities and set up road checkpoints to track down thieves.

Every person is asked to present proper documentation before transporting animals from one place to another,” she said.

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