President Yoweri Museveni has implored Major General (Rtd) Matayo Kyaligonza to seek for permission and be deployed in Somalia other than causing chaos and barking at women.
Museveni was responding to Seeta fracas where Sgt. Esther Namaganda, the traffic police officer was assaulted Major General (Rtd) Matayo Kyaligonza aides RA/221607 L/CPL Bushindiki Peter and RA/230927 Okurut John Robert.
Sgt Namaganda was trying to stop Gen Kyaligonza’s convoy that was making a U-turn at Seeta road junction on Kampala-Jinja Highway. She was confronted by Kyaligonza’s bodyguards, Cpl. Peter Bushindiki and John Robert Okurut.
“If you are angry and aggressive, you can ask for permission and we deploy you in Somalia where aggression is needed, but you don’t have to come here and bark at women and children,” he said at Speke Resort Munyonyo.
Speaking during the high level meeting of ministers in charge of refugees in great lakes region, Museveni said, good enough Gen. Kyaligonza is facing the law and it will take its course.
This is not the first incident where Maj. Gen. Kyaligonza has been involved in a fracas. In the 2001 general elections, he beat up Mr Amlan Tumusiime, a former news editor of Radio Hoima for airing a story he said did not favour him.
According UPDF Spokesperson Brig. Richard Karemire revealed the two UPDF officers who were involved in the fracas were arrested and are currently detained at Military police custody in Makindye.