Kampala Metropolitan Deputy Police spokesperson Luke Owoyesigyire says that the unknown cyclist attacked and stabbed police constable Ismail Menjar, who was on duty enforcing the curfew on Friday evening.
“This thing is very serious. A number of police officers attached to CCTV monitoring, control and command centres have been arrested. Others arrested are from the 999 patrol team, as all evidence available shows there was negligence, sloppiness and laxity which had earlier been detected
The Deputy Kampala Metropolitan Spokesperson, Luke Owoyesigyire, said the deployment of traffic officers alongside armed colleagues is in response to President, Yoweri Museveni’s directive during the State of Nation Address last week.
Senior police officers at SACCO officers have intimated to Uganda Radio Network –URN that the new undersecretary, Aggrey Wunyi, has cleared part of the debt. This, according to source, has been achieved after Omoding hired Allied CPA that has helped to reconstruct documents regarding the food debt.
Kampala metropolitan Deputy Police spokesperson Luke Owoyesigyire said that 50 suspects were picked up in one bar called Garage located in Ntinda-Kigowa zone Nakawa division in the ongoing night operations of raiding bars that are still operating.
Charles Twine the CID spokesperson has told Uganda Radio Network-URN, that as law enforcement bodies apart from the challenge of enforcing the Covid-19 guidelines in place, another disturbing factor is going to be high reported cases of defilement, likely to shoot-up once again in this lockdown.
“And the NRM is very strict on that. Even when mistakes occur, we follow them up. Like for instance during these elections which Bishop Ssemogerere talked about, there were mistakes. The Opposition made mistakes by being violent, by intimidating, attacking people because they are putting on yellow,” said Museveni.
Following the continuous questions raised by journalists about unattended to roadblocks and extortion of money from drivers and riders allegedly flouting curfew time, Lokech has today tasked Assistant Inspector General of Police –AIGP Edward Osiru Ochom, to investigate the unnecessary or permanent checkpoints and take deserving action.
Following his own observation while at the scene, and after reviewing footage from several Closed Circuit Television –CCTV cameras, Gen. Lokech says that there was a slow response from the police teams to the shooting. He attributes the sluggish response to communication gaps between the Security camera team and the ground force.
Gen Museveni also said Gen Katumba’s attackers who rode on two motorbikes encountered a traffic officer who tried to stop them as they fled the scene on the Kisota-Kulambiro Road in Kampala, but were able to escape because the officer was not armed.
“We haven’t arrested any suspect, but we simply identified few persons of interest to give us more information based on their knowledge about this incident, and we recorded their statement, and we don’t consider them as suspects, so the speculations should stop. Said Enanga.
But as Ochola bids farewell to the 50,000 SPCs, 20 out of 28 policing regions have expressed need to have some of these temporary personnel retained. The DPCs through Regional Police Commanders –RPCs have asked to remain with five to 20 SPCs to supplement on their insufficient numbers of policemen and women.
Gen Katumba’s vehicle H4DF 2138 was riddled with bullets on Tuesday at Kisaasi, a suburb of Kampala in an attack that claimed the life of his daughter Brenda Nantongo and driver Haruna Kayondo. Gen Katumba who is also a former Inspector General of Police survived with bullet wounds.
Assistant Inspector General of Police, Edward Osiru Ochom, who is also director of police operations has tasked each of the commanders to explain how motorcycles impounded during and after Museveni swearing left station without proof of paying penalties to the bank.