Drama in Mukono as Mobile Money Agents reject police calls to hire Private security guards
Drama has ensued in Mukono after Mobile money agents in the area rejected a proposal by the police to hire security guards to protect their business.
Mukono District Police Commander Rogers Sseguya says that a number of agents have been approaching the police station expressing fear of losing their lives and money following the rampant killings and theft mobile money operators in Mukono, Kampala and other outskirts.
The most recent attack was on July 7, when Rebecca Namuganyi a mobile money agent in Kapeke, Nama Sub County was murdered at her workplace by unidentified man who also stole money.
According to Sseguya, mobile money operators should consider forming groups and hire public security to protect them from attacks by armed thugs especially at the time of transferring their money.
However, Brenda Nabukuwa, one of the agents argues that hiring a guard is costly yet they will be required to hire others to escort them to their homes. She believes this is financially impossible.
Another mobile money agent identifying himself as Daniel Bawonga notes that they are tired and scared of attacks. Bawonga urged police to instead increase patrols in the community especially during the time of leaving work.