KISORO TEACHER NABBED WITH STOLEN CHURCH COMPUTERS IN RWANDA
By Ambrose Kweronda
A joint security operation between Rwanda National Police and Ugandan Security has resulted in the capture of 32-year-old man connected to the theft of 11 computers from St. Andrew’s Seseme Children’s Ministry house.
Henry Mbonigaba, a former Geographic and Economic teacher at Kisoro Vision Secondary School was arrested in Rwanda yesterday with two stolen computers.
Mbonigaba and accomplices who are still on the run are said to have broken into the Ministry house and stole computers which they carried to Rwanda and were selling at 250,000 Ugandan Shillings each.
By the time of his arrest in Rwanda, the disgraced teacher had sold off three computers already.
Kisoro RDC Shafiq Sekandi said Mbonigaba was the ringleader, and he has been arrested. He agreed to the crime and now faces charges of aggravated robbery attracting a jail sentence of more than 20 years.
Sekandi says Kisoro Vision Secondary School had already terminated his employment upon learning that he had bad behaviors of stealing.
A total of 11 computers, laminating machines, Printers, typing machines were stolen on the night of 3rd April 2023 at the church grounds, just one day after the consecration of the New Bishop of Muhabura Diocese Godfrey Mbitse.
Kisoro DPC Richard Musisi commended the public for sharing information upon the capture of Mbonigaba Henry.
He noted that a total of 5 computers including 3 which were sold in Kisoro Municipality have since been recovered.
The computers were branded with Seseme CDC branding.
Musisi further revealed that Police has managed to round up several criminals who have been terrorizing the residents of Kisoro with pangas and other sharp objects.
He called on victims of assault, robbery, burglary to report to Kisoro Police to identify such criminals so that their case files can be pushed up the judicial chain.
A recent District Security Committee meeting revealed that suspects arrested during operations are often set free because witnesses fail to turn up to identify perpetrators.