Joseph Morris Kigongo, a Ugandan technician who lives in Denmark, was badly hurt last night in Kampala when he was attacked by people he doesn’t know.
He was waylaid at around 8 pm, a few metres from his house in Nkonzi Estates, located in Nsawo zone, Namugongo Division in Kira-Municipality, and is now receiving treatment at Nsambya Hospital.
Kigongo narrates that his masked attackers were moving on a motorcycle and trailed him from a nearby parking lot where he had left his car as he returned to his apartment. He adds that the attackers first went past him but made a U-turn and jumped off the motorcycle to attack him.
Kigongo says that he did not try to resist because the attackers were holding what he thought was a machete. But even then, he did not earn any sympathy. Instead, he was attacked with a sharp object before going away with all his possessions, which included a Samsung Galaxy S20 phone valued at two million shillings, a purse containing his identity and ATM cards, and cash.
He sustained serious injuries to his head, arms, and legs.
Michel Ssendawula, the chairman of Nsawo zone, who was among the people that responded to his call for help, faulted the police for their slow response to such an emergency. He is optimistic that the attackers can be traced because the attack was close to a security camera.
Ssendawula is calling for heightened security in the area in order to save residents from an increase in criminality. He said that recently, a bodaboda rider was hacked to death in the same area, and his attackers vanished with the motorcycle.
The hunt for the attackers is already underway, “Kira Police Division District Police Commander Abas Ssenyonjo said.”