Hotel Workers Steal Shs26M From Tourist, Netted

Hotel Workers Steal Shs26M From Tourist, Netted

By Benson Tumusiime

Police in Kampala are holding the managers of Salem Inn guesthouse along Namirembe Road in Kampala, over alleged theft of USD7137 (approximately Shs 26.3 million) from a Polish tourist.   

Luke Owoyesigyire, the deputy Kampala Metropolitan Police (KMP) spokesperson, said that; “Police swung into action following complaints of loss of property and money by the tourist.” 

He added that “Detectives visited the Guesthouse and recorded statements from the managers and forwarded their file to the Resident State Attorney for advice.”

The tourist who only identifies herself as SABATRAVELER on Twitter, has been posting messages expressing her disappointment with the authorities at the guesthouse and Uganda police for taking their time to handle her matter, yet she had reported the case at Old Kampala police station for help in vain.  

She disclosed to  our reporter that she lost USD5,454 (about Shs 20m), Shs 1.2m taken from her ATM account two days earlier ($333), a tablet Samsung TPro, a Galaxy S4 Smartphone, power bank, Anker USB HUB, various foreign currencies from countries she had visited worth USD500.

Oweyesigire said the suspects will be arraigned in court to face charges of theft when investigations are completed.

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