are investigating circumstances under which, unidentified thugs sneaked into
the Parking Yard of Kawempe Police Division headquarters and torched three
vehicles that were recovered by exhibits last year.
The thugs raided Kawempe
Police Division headquarters on Wednesday night and poured petrol on the three
vehicles before they set them ablaze. Alexander
Mayanja, an eye witness and chapatti vendor next to Kawempe police station,
says they saw the fire around 9:30pm burning the vehicles that were parked near
“The fire almost took thirty minutes before the police fire
brigade arrived and rescued the situation. But I think the camera could have
captured the people who started the fire,” Mayanja said. Sources at Kawempe Police
Station told URN that the fire was set by two men who came ridding on a
motorcycle with a five liter Jerry can.
to the source, the man who seated as a passenger is the one who poured fuel on
the motor vehicle before he lit the fire. The burnt vehicles include a Spacio
white in color registration number UAU 243C, taxi registration number UAK 089E
and taxi UAT 083F all on cases of serious accidents that occurred last year.
Police speaks out
The Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson, Patrick
Onyango confirmed to URN that police are investigating a case of arson vide SD
129/26/02/2020 where unidentified assailants tried to burn Kawempe police
however, said the assailants were captured on the security cameras, saying
their details will soon be released.
Station Guards arrested
also confirmed to URN that six police officers who were on guard duty at the
station and locked up on charges of neglect of duty. They are expected to appear before the Police
Disciplinary Committee when investigations into the matter are complete.
also disclosed that Wandegeya police station
entered a case of attempted arson at Kagugube police station vide SD
15/26/20/2020 on February 26, 2020. According
to Onyango, the matter was brought to the attention of Wandegeya police station
by George Kiryowa who is attached to the president’s office claiming that he
had seen three motor cycles moving with three passengers moving with a five
liter jerrycan of petrol torching tires.
He also said another
group poured petrol on the tires of the movement
bus registration number UAD 795E that is parked at Major Kakooza Mutale’s home along
Mawanda road in Kampala prompting residents to raise alarm. The soldiers
guarding Mutale’s home came out but the assailants had already sped off.