Museveni Orders West Nile Police Commander to ‘Pack Bags and Leave’

The Regional Police Commander (RPC) for West Nile, Jonathan Musinguzi

The President has issued orders for the Regional Police Commander (RPC) for West Nile, Jonathan Musinguzi to pack his bags and leave Arua, this website has learnt.

A reliable Police source told SoftPower News on Wednesday that President Yoweri Museveni ordered Musinguzi “to pack his bags and leave Arua immediately”.

It comes two days after the President’s motorcade was attacked by opposition supporters on the last day of campaigns in the Arua municipality elections.

Police said that on Monday evening, while the President was driving through Arua town, one of the cars in his motorcade was stoned by supporters of Independent candidate, Kassiano Wadri and that its rear window glass was shattered.

Museveni had been in Arua to campaign for Nusura Tiperu the NRM candidate.

On the same evening, one person, a driver of Bobi Wine was killed by what Police said could have been a stray bullet.

By the time of this publication, the West Nile RPC, Musinguzi was quickly packing his bags to leave Arua as ordered, our source said.

Reasons why he has been ordered are unclear and so is what his fate is likely to be after his sacking. Museveni in his statement on Wednesday partly blamed the incident that occured on Monday to the weak management by police.

Just yesterday, IGP Ochola transferred the District Police Commander (DPC) of Arua SP Abbas Ssenyonjo to Masaka district.

Ssenyonjo who was replaced by Henry Kintu, formerly the DPC of Masaka. Ssenyonjo, is accused of failing to deploy enough security and failing to control crowds which led to an alleged attack on the presidential motorcade.

It is said that the recent events have created a situation of panic among Police officers in Arua.

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