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Exchange with Traffic Officer was to Protect Gen. Kyaligonza -Guards

The two; Lance Corporal Peter Bushindiki and Private Okurut John Robert, who were both deployed as Very Important Persons VIP guards were a captured on camera assaulting a traffic officer Sergeant Esther Namaganda who had stopped them from making a U-turn in the middle of the road.
02 Mar 2019 12:03
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Two military police guards arrested for assaulting a female traffic officer have told police detectives that they were doing their duty of protecting Uganda's Ambassador to Burundi Maj Gen. Matayo Kyaligonza.

The two; Lance Corporal Peter Bushindiki and Private Okurut John Robert, who were both deployed as Very Important Persons (VIP) guards were a captured on camera assaulting a traffic officer Sergeant Esther Namaganda who had stopped them from making a U-turn in the middle of the road.

The incident whose video recording went viral on social media occurred last weekend in Seeta, Mukono district. According to a complaint filed by Namaganda, the two Military Police officer's and Kyaligonza pounced on her when she tried to direct them to the right turning point. Kyaligonza and the two guards were being driven in a black Land Cruiser with diplomatic number plates.

But in their statements, the two officers say that they moved out of the vehicle to inquire why they were intercepted by the Traffic Officer. However, he adds, the officer started charging towards the vehicle forcing them to restrain her. Shortly after, the General also came out of the vehicle to talk to her.

The Kampala Metropolitan police Spokesperson Patrick Onyango confirmed the recording of their statements by detectives but declined to divulge anything more.

The two investigation files which include a traffic and a criminal offense file is now waiting for Maj Gen Kyaligonza to appear for questioning before they are sent to the Directorate of Public Prosecution for perusal.

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