Two Men with Machetes Arrested in Viral Video Identified and Facing Investigation

Friday, November 3, 2023

Kampala, Uganda | THE BLACK EXAMINER | The two men who were captured in a viral video brandishing machetes have been identified as Sukura Onganyi and Derrick Kamira. The incident occurred when a police patrol team, led by Sgt Joshua Isabirye, intercepted their motorcycle in Sempagala Zone, Ntinda, Nakawa Division. The suspects attempted to evade arrest, leading to a motorcycle collision with the police patrol vehicle. A concerned local recorded the incident, revealing the concealed machetes hidden in the suspects’ waistbands.

Luke Owoyesigyire, Deputy Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson, identified Onganyi as a 19-year-old resident of Kamwokya and Kamira as a 23-year-old resident of Kiyembe Zone in Makindye. Police have initiated an investigation into their possession of deadly weapons and are seeking the third individual involved in the incident. The recovered machetes, along with the motorcycle, will be used as evidence in the upcoming trial. The Kampala Metropolitan area has witnessed a series of panga-wielding attacks, particularly in Nsangi, Kyengera, Namungoona, Nansana, Bulenga, and Kira.

Additional Source: The Independent Uganda AND URN

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