Police Spokesperson, CP Fred Enanga has revealed that the military in collaboration with the Uganda Police will this week engage Maj Gen (Rtd) Matayo Kyaligonza, to record a statement on his alleged assault of Police Sergeant, Esther Namaganda on Saturday last week.
While on duty in Seeta in Mukono district, Namaganda was reported to have been manhandled and assaulted by guards of Gen Kyaligonza. The incident occurred after Namaganda stopped them for flouting rules. She also accused Kyaligonza of slapping her.
Uganda Broadcasting Corporation (UBC) Peter Otai, who took the pictures of the incident was also allegedly assaulted by the same officers.
Despite security arresting and detaining guards Bushindiki Peter and Okurut John Robert at the Police military headquarters in Makindye, no action has been taken against their ‘boss’ Kyaligonza.
According to Enanga, investigations into the matter are ongoing and the Directorate of Criminal Investigations Kampala Metropolitan Police has already received the statements from the guards and now seek to have Kyaligonza and his driver record theirs.
“The police leadership together with the military leadership have organised within this week to obtain the statement of Amb Maj Gen (Rtd) Matayo Kyaligonza plays that of his driver. Our deputy Deputy Director Crime Intelligence, Elly Womanya, is at forefront to ensure that he obtains this statement,” he said.
He said the case files of Peter Otai and those of the drivers are ready and that police is investigating allegations of willful obstruction of a police officer on duty in addition to assault. The files will be submitted to the state attorney or the office Director of Publication Prosecution (DPP) within this week.
Parliament last week recommended that General Kyaligonza be recalled from Burundi where he serves as a Ugandan Ambassador due to his shameful act.