Uganda’s ambassador to Burundi, Maj. Gen. (rtd) Matayo Kyaligonza and his aides have failed to appear before Mukono Chief Magistrates Court over charges of assaulting traffic officer, Sgt Namaganda Esther.
Gen. Kyaligonza was last week summoned by Mukono Chief Magistrate, Juliet Hatanga alongside his bodyguards RA/221607 L/CPL Bushindiki Peter and RA/230927 Okurut John Robert currently serving under Uganda peoples Defence forces (UPDF).
CPL Bushindiki and Okurut were reportedly arrested and are currently held at Makindye military detention facility awaiting their trial.
They trio are leveled with four counts which include obstructing a police officer from executing her duties and common assault.
Prosecution avers that on February 24, Sgt Namaganda was roughed up by gen Kyaligonza’s aides as she tried to stop ambassador’s convoy that was wrongly making a U-turn at Seeta road junction on Kampala-Jinja Highway.
In press conference the was called by the ambassador in question, he challenged Sgt Namaganda to table evidences indicting that he assaulted her and he vowed to drag to court any person who accuses him of assaulting Sgt Namaganda Esther.
Recently parliament chaired by Speaker Rebecca Kadaga, moved a motion seeking for recalling of the Gen. Kyaligonza.
“I condemn the actions of Maj. Gen. Kyaligonza and his bodyguards of assaulting a traffic officer. I find this unacceptable and am glad Police arrested them. I call upon the IGP Okoth Ochola to promote Sgt. Esther Namaganda for insisting on doing her job according to the law,” she said during the plenary.