Unidentified persons have broken into the offices of Eagle Online newspaper and stolen property including computers and other electronic gadgets.
“Their target was Eagle’s investigative reporter Mr Richard Wanambwa’s laptop and sensitive documents,” said Mr Julius Mwesigye, a senior editor at Eagle Online.
Mr Mwesigye said the laptop belonging to another senior reporter Simon Atwine was also taken by the goons.
Eagle Online offices are located at Ntinda Shopping Centre, Kimera Road – Ntinda, a Kampala suburb.
Mr Mwesigye couldn’t estimate the cost of the theft although he believes this act was a planned move to demean media freedom.
Earlier, the building caretaker claimed that the building is manned by two security guards during the night who had been booked at Ntinda Police cells by press time.
“As far as I know, the premises are guarded by two security guards, they should therefore explain what really transpired.” said Mr Mwesigye
Repeated efforts to get a comment from the owner of the building Mr.Bandusya were futile since he failed to respond to our telephone calls.
Investigators are currently pursuing leads and the scene has been sealed off as staff await the arrival of the Scene of Crime Officer (SOCO).
Media break-ins in Uganda are not new, and in the recent past the Observer newspaper has had its offices broken into twice in as many months.