of Kibinge Sub County Police Station in Bukomansimbi district has been arrested
for sharing information to Members of Parliament about the security situation
in the area.
on Wednesday morning summoned by his supervisors at the greater Masaka Regional
Police Headquarters, over his mode of operation.
Nsubuga, the greater Masaka Regional Police Spokesperson says that Abongo was summoned
on administrative issues.
“Yes he was
called by the bosses that deployed him, and everything is being done
administratively,” he noted.
Abongo’s arrest comes a day after the Minister
for Security Major General Jim Muhwezi clashed with Members of Parliament on
the committee of Defence and Internal Affairs.
The committee was in Bukomansimbi on a
fact-finding visit about the security situation in the area, following the
recent spate of killings that have hit the greater Masaka sub-region.
shared with the committee information about the insecurity in the area and the inadequacies
that have affected the way police respond to such emergencies.
to the committee that the police in rural areas are ill facilitated and
equipped to effectively execute their responsibilities, which sometimes give thugs
an opportunity to cause havoc in the community.
Abongo’s explanation was cut short by Muhwezi who said that revealing the
information compromised the security operations and the ongoing investigations
into the murders.
//Cue in; “I’m talking…
Cue out: …..I am a
The Committee chaired by the Sheema District Woman MP Rosemary
Nyakikongoro, conducted a public hearing in Bukomansimbi on Tuesday, amidst the
growing public fear arising from the anonymous leaflets that were thrown in the
area warning of imminent attacks on residents.