Kiruhura hit by power transformer thieves
Police has warned of new wave involving theft and vandalism of electricity power transformers and lines.
According to police, investigations are ongoing regarding various reports of vandalism of power cables, fuses and oils from different parts of the country.
In the investigations, police reveals that Kiruhura district recorded the highest number of electricity equipment lost to the hands of unscrupulous individuals.
Addressing the press at Police Headquarters in Kampala, the Deputy Spokeswoman ACP Polly Namaye said that a total of 7 transformers were stolen from the district.
It is alleged that thieves target rural areas and hard to reach places such as ranches where transmission lines pass.
The vice however has greatly affected people of Kikatsi, Kenshunga and Kinoni sub counties as power is cut off by thieves.