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Tension as food theft hits Kiruhura district

Residents of Nshwerenkye cell II in Rushere town council and Akaanara cell I in Keitanturegye Parish Kinoni sub-county, Kiruhura district are living in fear after unknown thieves started stealing food from their gardens.

A section of the resident said cassava and bananas are the crops stolen the most from their gardens time after time and this has caused fear of hunger and famine in the long run in these two cells amidst the economic crisis.

Hagabomwe Ambrose, a resident of Nshwerenkye cell II intimated to our reporter that he believes that this act is done by people who not want to work.

Hagabomwe added that security in the community is available but only reporting of crimes by the people is still poor.

Namanya Justus, the secretary for defence in Akaanara cell I also said that stealing of bananas from the plantation is rampant in this cell. He called upon security personnel to intervene on the matter.

Rt. Sergent Apollo Tushemereirwe, the coordinator of crime preventers for Kiruhura district warned the culprits involved in the act of stealing food from people’s gardens to stop or else they risk facing the wrath of the law.

Story by Mutatiina Medison

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