In a statement issued by Fred Enanga the Spokesperson of the Police Force, the IGP Okoth has condemned what he called the senseless act of violent attack against policemen.
RPC Ignatius Otong with Nakasongola Camp commandment Brigadier Gen Charles Byanyima at the scene
The Inspector General of Police Martin Okoth Ochola has
condemned the brutal killing of a Policeman and injury of another in an attack at a roadblock
in Luwero district along the Kampala-Gulu highway.
On Monday at around 12.30 pm, assailants armed
with machetes emerged from both sides of the checkpoint and attacked the two
field force officers who were providing security to traffic
officers at the roadblock located at Kiwumpa village five kilometers to Luwero town
According to Police, the assailants cut Police Constable
Josephat Twinamatsiko on the head and face, while PC Ronald Busingye was cut on the back
before they robbed two guns from them. PC Ronald Busingye died on the way to
The assailants proceeded and set fire, using petrol, to a
parked lorry Fuso box body UAR 301Z which got a mechanical problem and was undergoing
The assailants later escaped from the scene and jumped into
a waiting getaway vehicle which they had reportedly left near Kiwumpa Church of Uganda primary school
and thereafter fled the area.
In a statement issued by Fred Enanga, the Spokesperson of
the Police Force, the IGP Martin Okoth Ochola has condemned what he called the senseless act of
violent attack against policemen.
Enanga said that at this stage, the motivation for the
violent attack and murder is not yet established, although it appears the
assailants targeted guns for robbery.
He added that the tragic incident is a stark reminder of the
hazards police officers face, in their efforts to protect the public and keep
“The IGP has extended his deepest condolences to the family,
friends, relatives and workmates of the late PC Busingye Ronald. We do honor PC
Busingye for his ultimate sacrifice while serving the community in
Luwero and the country at large, " says Enanga. The statement further indicates that PC Twinamatsiko has
been transferred to Kampala from Luwero hospital for better treatment.
“We want to assure the public that we have reinforced our
teams in Luwero to help identify and apprehend the suspects involved in the
brutal attack, “ says Enanga. The other two traffic officers, who were not armed were not targeted in the attack and they escaped from the scene unhurt.
Police and Uganda People Defense Forces have been deployed
at Kiwumpa village and other nearby villages to hunt for the killers.
By the time of compiling the report, no suspect had been arrested over the attack. The attack happened two weeks after three assailants shot dead
the former acting Bukwo Chief Administrative Robert Charles Ogwang at
Kiryowa village a few kilometers after Matugga along the Kampala-Gulu
The assailants shot the fuel tank of the deceased's
vehicle thus setting it ablaze.
So far seven suspects have been arrested in connection to Ogwang’s murder.
Before the shooting of Ogwang, travelers had raised the alarm about the men in uniform that stage
fake roadblocks and rob them along Kampala-Gulu highway