On Tuesday, Ivan Muhindo, a police constable attached to Chepsikunya ASTU zonal headquarters picked up a quarrel with friends at the bar in Chepsikunya trading center.
Ivan Muhindo, the suspect during an open disciplinary court
The Police Anti Stock Theft Unit is holding their own for attempted murder and threatening violence in Chepsikunya town
council, Kween district.
On Tuesday, Ivan Muhindo, a police constable attached to Chepsikunya ASTU
zonal headquarters picked up a quarrel with friends at the bar in Chepsikunya trading center.
It is alleged that Muhindo returned to his unit picked up a gun loaded with 200 rounds of ammunition and started shooting bullets up in the air paralyzing business.
Michael Longole, the Mt Moroto Regional Police Spokesperson
confirmed the incident describing the actions of the officer as scandalous in
Longole noted, that although no causality was reported, such gun
violence can lead to the destruction of the relationship that police had built
with the populace for a long time.
"To amend the existing relationship and create
confidence that the Police as an institution does not condone indiscipline amongst
its serving officers, an open disciplinary court was instituted against PC Muhindo Ivan and
recommended him to be dismissed from Uganda Police Force with disgrace,"
Longole revealed that they are yet to receive a confirmation
of the court decision from police headquarters for further action.
Longole also added that they are investigating the
conditions under which the officer resorted to using such a deadly weapon to
shoot at people.
Four days ago, a UPDF soldier who was assigned to
graze the impounded cows went on a shooting spree at Moruita
protected Kraal in Nakapiripirit district leaving 40 cows dead.
Maj. Moses Amuya, the UPDF Acting 3rd Division Spokesperson
said that the suspect has been quiet for the last four days making it hard for
them to examine his mental status, and no statement recorded yet.
"Since that day the suspect has been quiet we hope to
try him again today and after I will share with the media the outcomes,
especially on the mental health status," Amuya told our reporter on the phone.