Joblessness is often cited as a cause of mischief among young people. But this is hardly a plausible explanation for the arrest of a young man who was nabbed shoplifting at Homecare Supermarket along Dewinton road opposite the National Theatre in Kampala this week.
Moses Nsereko, Director at Nyange Cultural Troupe were the particulars read from the young man’s Identity card when he was arrested and beaten like a chicken thief near the home of culture this week, even though the man had dressed like a gentleman.
Nsereko was nabbed after he pocketed four Nivea roll ons in his suit on Wednesday March 30, 2016.
According to Robert Emasu, the Supermarket attendant at Homecare, Nsereko picked the four personal care products from the shelves and put them in his jacket. He then picked some drinks and head to the counter to clear them. He paid for the drinks but didn’t disclose the deodorants.
“I had already seen him pocketing 4 pieces of Nivea roll on and I pretended not to have seen him but after he paid for Riham and Rwenzori mineral water, I approached him and requested to check him. When I found him with unpaid property, he wanted to fight me but boda boda men helped,” narrated Emasu.
Nsereko apparently wanted to run away, but he will probably never come back to Homecare because he was punched hard in the nose by the boda guys that left him bleeding. He was saved by National Theatre police.
Nsereko was penniless after paying for the drinks, but after his arrest he probably telephoned some friends who rescued him. The Supermarket didn’t pursue the matter after he paid for the stolen deodorants. He was freed a few hours later.