Police has instituted two teams to investigate the conduct of Major General (rtd) Matayo Kyaligonza’s driver for inconsiderate use of the road and acts of brutality that led to assault of police traffic officer, Sgt Namaganda Esther.
Yesterday, Sgt Namaganda faced it rough when she stopped Gen Kyaligonza’s vehicles that were wrongfully making a U-turn in the middle of the road at Seeta junction. She was wrapped up by his body guards, RA/221607 L/CPL Bushindiki Peter and RA/230927 Okurut John Robert.
“We congratulate our officer on the degree of patience and restraint exhibited. We are observing her treatment and speedy recovery from the injuries and trauma suffered from the incident. This is one example of the risks all police officers face as they work to protect the citizens they serve,” he said.
According to UPDF spokesperson Brig Richard Karemire, they were nabbed and are detained at Military police custody in Makindye.
“Yesterday, we acknowledged apologies from its Sister Security Agency, UPDF over the manner in which Sgt Namaganda Esther was treated during course of execution of her duty,” said police spokesperson Fred Enanga.
He said, the two teams Kampala metropolitan police (KMP) Traffic Commander Norman Musinga another team under the CID KMP Commander to investigate the charges of assault and willful obstruction of an officer on official duty.
“The team is also investigating an additional complaint of assault from a UBC Journalist, Peter Otai, who was allegedly assaulted while capturing the incident on video,” said Mr Enanga.
He said the task teams will jointly coordinate with the Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence and obtain statements from the two body guards, already in military custody adding that the military charges against them has criminal consequences, that is why we are working with the CMI to bridge the gap and explore the opportunity of leveling them with criminal charges and court martial.
“As a matter of protocol, the team will through the police leadership cause for the summoning of Ambassador Major General (rtd) Matayo Kyaligonza, through the Ministry of Internal Affairs to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on probable charges of assault and wrongful obstruction of an officer on duty,” he said.