Mukono Police Station is holding a suspect identified as Sylvia Katoko for stealing US$2800 from her employer.
Katoko was hired as a house maid from Kibuku District on 15th December 2017 at the home of Nayenga Moses, a Mukono Municipality resident, Mukono District.
As the couple went for an outing on Sunday, instructed the maid to tide up the house.
She spotted an envelope with dollars in the Master’s Bedroom, plucked out a few notes totalling up to US$2800.
After hours of questioning, the maid disclosed where she had kept the money and US$2400 were recovered.
The housemaid has been charged of Theft Contrary to Section 254(1) and 256 of the Penal Code Act.
Late September 2017, while speaking at the East African Police Chiefs Cooperation Organisation (EAPCO) Annual General Meeting at Munyonyo Commonwealth Resort, Director Interpol and International Relations AIGP Fred Yiga highlighted on Ugandans who intend to secure the services of house maids, or home workers, to approach the Directorate of Interpol offices located at Plot 12, Mabua Rd-Kololo to do a thorough criminal screening.
He said the move is aimed at ensuring the households are kept in the know what criminal records the maids they plan to employ have and reduce risks of trusting one’s home, children with maids whose backgrounds they hardly know.