Thieves Break Into Mwanga 2 Court, Deflect Cctv Cameras
the deputy police spokesperson, Luke Owoyesigyire

According to Luke Owoyesigyire, the deputy police spokesperson, unknown people broke into the Mwanga 2 Court on July 13 and took computers, accessories, documents, and money.

Police in Old Kampala are investigating an office break-in and theft at Mwanga 2 Court. According to the deputy police spokesperson, Luke Owoyesigyire, people broke into the Court on July 13 and stole computers, accessories, documents, and money kept in the Chambers.

Owoyesigyire said the thugs gained access to the court through the back and entered the cashier’s office and broke into the Small Claims Procedure office after which they managed to access their preferred destinations.

Owoyesigyire noted the police were alerted on time and they rushed to the scene but found that the CCTV cameras had been distorted preventing them access to the footage.

“It is alleged that today 13/07/2022 at an unknown time unknown people broke into the chambers of Her worship Mwanika Joanita Magistrate Grade 1, Small claims office, Computer office, Court Registry and cash office all at Mwanga 2 Court, where Computer accessories were stolen and other things vandalized.”

“The Police, upon receiving this information rushed to the scene, processed and documented it. We have also noted the CCTV cameras at the scene of the crime were tampered with,” Owoyesigyire said.

He, however, mentioned that efforts are underway to see the cameras worked on and it is then that they will commence investigations into the matter.

“Efforts are underway to have the cameras fixed by a team of ICT experts. No arrests have been made and we shall provide u with more details as soon they are available, but efforts are on to identify the perpetrators who are behind this criminal act,” Owoyesigyire added.

Meanwhile, speaking earlier Jameson Karemani the Judiciary Public Relations Officer said they are yet to establish what documents were stolen in addition to those that were on the destroyed computers.

The break-in comes barely two months when the Judiciary received 77,472 historical files dating more than 100 years ago from the Archives of Mengo Chief Magistrates Court.

Some of those files that were to be digitalized included original documents of counties under the Buganda Kingdom, Parishes and Sub-county courts dating back to 1900 detailing the colonial period, and district courts of Mengo, ten land titles including that of Stanislaus Mugwanya who signed the 1900 Buganda Agreement among other documents.