A video seize reveals Maj Gen Matayo Kyaligonza (2nd proper) roughing up Esther Namaganda in Seeta, Mukono District on February 24, 2019.
Ugandans have since yesterday taken to social media to vent their anger following the circulation of a video clip of alleged assault on a feminine visitors police sergeant on obligation by Uganda’s Ambassador to Burundi, Maj Gen Matayo Kyaligonza, and his bodyguards.
A number of activists have demanded that Maj Gen Kyaligonza who doubles because the ruling Nationwide Resistance Motion (NRM) vice-chairperson for western area and his guards be punished for his or her actions.
Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi popularly often known as Bobi Wine is among the many newest politicians to sentence the retired UPDF officer’s actions. In his assertion, Mr Kyagulanyi mentioned his battle is about placing an finish to ‘Kyaligonza form of impunity
“Keep in mind after I mentioned, “Afande, we’re not preventing you. We’re preventing for you.” That is what I meant. Police we’re preventing for you. We’re preventing in your dignity; in your wellbeing. We’re preventing so as to be revered in your country- in your uniform. We’re preventing in order that your work will be appreciated and never demeaned. We’re preventing so that you’re not harassed by your superiors for doing all of your job. We’re preventing to place an finish to this type of impunity!” the singer-cum-politician mentioned in assertion posted on his social media platforms on issued on Monday.
His remarks come after police mentioned they’d opened a case file of threatening violence and assault towards Maj Gen Kyaligonza who can be a member of military Excessive Command. Maj Gen Kyaligonza and two Navy Police troopers have been seen within the video clip shared on social media harassing Sgt Esther Namaganda who had stopped them from making a U-turn in the course of a street in Seeta, Mukono District Sunday morning.
The UPDF spokesperson, Brig Richard Karemire on Sunday mentioned the 2 navy cops; L/CPL Peter Bushindiki and Pte John Robert Okurut, have been arrested and are actually held at Navy Police headquarters.