Kakumba Steals 7 Billion From Airtel

December 28, 2023


A business man at Namagoma Village  in Wakiso District has been charged and sent on remand at Luzira Government Prison  for allegedly stealing over 7 billion shillings from Airtel Uganda through computer network.

Muhammed Kakumba aged 31 years a resident of Namagoma was arraigned before Buganda Road Court Chief Magistrate Ronald Kayizzi and denied the allegations. Kakumba was  charged with one count of  electronic fraud and theft.

Prosecution represented by Ivan Kyazze states that Kakumba and others still at large  between October 27th and 28th 2022 in Kampala or thereabout with intention of procuring unfair or unlawful gain , deliberately transferred money amounting to 7, 617,860,000 billion shillings from Airtel money Uganda Ltd (AMCUL) Bank Money platform to 1496 Airtel Mobile numbers where the action was performed through a computer net work.

He has been ordered to return to Court on January 15th 2024 for mention of the case.