The Police in Luwero has arrested a traffic officer for stabbing a
motorcyclist to death and injuring another at a checkpoint.
Nicholas Muloni a traffic officer attached at Zirobwe Police Station was arrested
after three weeks in hiding.
Muloni is accused of causing the death of Kassim Luyinda aged 30 years a Boda Boda
rider at Ssemakula stage in Zirobwe town council and injuring Frank Kagenyi
Kiryowa a resident of Najjera in Wakiso.
It is alleged that on 23rd June 2021 while enforcing the presidential ban on
inter-district movements, Muloni using his gun bayonet stabbed Luyinda at
Kiziri Police checkpoint in Kalagala Sub County accusing him of refusing to
stop at the checkpoint. Luyinda died on the way to Bugema Health Center .
Muloni is also accused of stabbing Kagenyi in the chest and is
struggling to recover from the injuries.
Patrick Maikula, the Acting District Police Commander of Luwero says that
Muloni handed himself to Police and is currently detained at Luwero Central
Maikula says that Muloni has already recorded statements over the incident and
his file will be sent to the Resident State Attorney to sanction charges
Maikula however declined to reveal the preferred charges against Muloni saying
they are waiting for State Attorney to advise.
Abdullah Ssenjala the father of the deceased has welcomed the arrest of Muloni
and asked the Police to ensure that he is criminally held liable over the death
of his son.
Ssenjala said that Luyinda left behind four children and a pregnant wife whom
he is struggling to look after his death.
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Erastus Kibirango the LCV Chairperson of Luwero district has asked
Police to charge Muloni with murder for acting with impunity and killing
Luyinda whom he knew because he worked as Special Police Constable at the same
Police station during the general elections.
Earlier on Corporal Felix Otim the officer in charge of Kiziri
Police checkpoint was also arrested and recorded a statement at Luwero Central
Police Station over the same incident.