Arua DPC transferred after attack on President Museveni’s motorcade

Special Forces seal off Hotel Pacific in Arua town
President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni's car was allegedly hit by opposition supporters Monday evening in Arua town

The Inspector General of Police (IGP) Martin Okoth Ochola has transferred the District Police Commander (DPC) of Arua following an attack on the Presidential motorcade last evening.

Superintendent of Police (SP) Abbas Ssenyonjo has been sent to Masaka District with Immediate effect, according to a message signed by the Director Human Resource Administration Moses Balimwoyo at 12:43 pm today.

Ssenyonjo is replaced with Henry Kintu, formerly, the District Police Commander of Masaka.

Ssenyonjo was in charge of the security of Arua Municipality during yesterday’s final campaign but is alleged to have failed to control the crowds leading to an attack and obstruction of the Presidential Motorcade by opposition supporters.

One person lost his life as security forces including police and the Special Forces Command (SFC) tried to disperse the crowds wearing colours believed to be of supporters of independent candidate Kassiano Wadri.

The deceased is identified as Yasin Kawuma, a driver to Kyadondo East Member of Parliament Robert Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine, who was shot while driving Bobi Wine’s car a Tundra with inscriptions; People Power.