The Pakistan Community in Uganda has expressed concern over security, claiming that their lives and business are threatened and no longer feel secure in the country.
This comes after a burglary that happened in the wee hours of Thursday at Aisha Group Limited, a car bond in Lugogo where over 50 million Uganda shillings and a Prado car were allegedly stolen.
Accordingly, three security guards attached to Tripple Force security company were manning the premises but one of them is on the run. The two were found lying unconscious at the premises and it is suspected they were dosed with coliform.
Kampala Metropolitan Police spokesperson Luke Oweyesigyire said that the Force is looking for the security guard who is on the run as he is the main suspect.
“There is nothing that can justify why the other security guard is on the run while the others are intoxicated with coliform and lying on the ground,” Oweyesigyire said.
Police claim that over Shs 50 million was stolen with three laptops, two televisions and one Toyota Prado vehicle registration number, UAM 475P.
However, Talha Masood, the Aisha Group Limited accountant argued there is more that the thieves made off with.
“Up to not we are not sure what other things are missing, they were cheques kept as security to credits we gave clients, important documents and so many other things, we are still assessing the damage,” Masood said.
The thugs tempered with the CCTV footage but police said the forensic department will connect the evidence got from the scene.
In the same vein the Pakistan community in Uganda under their umbrella the Pakistan Society of Uganda expressed fear over their security. They say their lives and businesses are threatened and they no longer trust the private security companies they employ to guard them.
“I request the government and all security institution departments to take some precautionary measures and give us security as businessmen and investors, we feel that we are not safe,” said Husnain Virk, the General Secretary of Pakistan Society in Uganda.
“The security guards are conniving with people, so we do not have safety in our businesses and residential areas,” Muhammed faisal Khan, a trader lamented
The police have assured them of security and asked them to cooperate and always provide information regarding the threats they get for police to provide security.
“Security does not segregate, it is supposed to go to everyone and we are going to give that security to everyone if they feel threatened,” Oweyesigyire said.
By Salmah Namwanje