A manhunt is on for unknown gunmen said to have shot and killed a 70-year-old woman and injured another man during a mobile money robbery.
The gruesome incident occurred on Sunday night at around on 9pm at Sseke village, Busubi parish in Kinoni town council. The thugs also made off with five million shillings and two mobile phones.
Aidah Nabwami was shot in the chest and she died shortly after reaching hospital while Asadi Jjemba, a mobile money operator nearby, was admitted at Masaka Regional Referral Hospital in critical condition.
It is said that the two thugs stormed the mobile money shop on a motorcycle and one of them donning a police uniform. Eyewitnesses say they could not copy the registration number in the cover of darkness. It is said that they entered the shop and shot Jjemba whom they ordered to hand over the money. In the process, Nabwami came out of the bar to see what was happening and the thug shot her.
Hellen Anek, the nursing officer in charge of emergency, says Nabwami bled profusely, moreover she arrived late at the hospital when they could not save her life.
Muhammad Nsubuga, the Southern Police spokesman, says that investigation into the matter has kicked off. He added that they are doing whatever they can to track the thugs.