Developing Story | The Observer offices broken into again

Posted April 2, 2017 by Ugandan Diaspora News Team in News ~ 14,096 views


More than 20 computers, laptops, cameras among other items were stolen

Unknown people have broken into The Observer offices at Tagore Crescent, carrying away more than 20 desktop computers. They also made off with a yet-to-be established number of cameras, laptops, TV screen among other items. They dismantled the CCTV surveillance system and also made off with the company’s servers.

It is the second time the offices have been broken into in less than 6 months. The first time in October last year, when more than 20 computers and other items were stolen. A case was filed and the trial is still on-going.

It is unclear when exactly the latest raid and theft took place. It was first discovered by the departing editor, Richard Kavuma who had come in early (at about 6.45am) to collect his remaining items. Kavuma is this month, April joining the United Nations to work with the International Organization for Migration (IOM).

It is also unclear what happened to the guard, Isaac Chebet of KPI security firm. His gun and the uniform he was last seen in were found abandoned at the office premises.

Chebet’s gun and uniform were found abandoned at the premises

His known mobile phone number is currently off. According to KPI security officials Chebet may have been kidnapped. Chebet who hails from Kapchworwa has only been in Kampala for no more than a month according to his brother.

Source — The Weekly Observer

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