Uganda police reconstruct Maj Gen Kyaligonza’s crime scene

Uganda police reconstruct Maj Gen Kyaligonza's crime scene
A video grab shows Maj Gen Matayo Kyaligonza (top right inset) and his bodyguards roughing up Sgt Esther Namaganda in Seeta, Mukono District, on Sunday 24th. COURTESY PHOTOS

Detectives from Kampala Metropolitan Police have visited the crime scene where (Rtd) Major General Matayo Kyaligonza and two of his bodyguards allegedly assaulted a female traffic officer.

The team which was led by the Kampala Metropolitan Criminal Investigations Commander Johnson Olal visited the scene on Tuesday 26th and also interviewed residents in the area.

The traffic officer Sergeant Esther Namaganda who was part of the team, alleges that Maj Gen Kyaligonza’s driver while driving a black Land Cruiser with a diplomatic number plate tried to make a u-turn in the middle of the road where she was standing directing traffic.

She stopped the driver and advised him to go to the nearby petrol station and turn.

However, two military police soldiers who were guarding Kyaligonza moved out of the vehicle and assaulted Namaganda.

Scene of crime reconstruction is the first step in the on-going investigation of two different cases, a traffic offence and another criminal.

According to the Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson Patrick Onyango, there is progress in the investigation into the incident. He says that the two Military Police guards will be interrogated on Wednesday.

“We have visited the scene of crime but also we have received a go-ahead from the Chief of Defense Forces (CDF) to send our officers at the Military detention facility where the two Military Police guards are detained to record their statements,” Onyango said.

Police have since summoned (Rtd) Maj Gen Kyaligonza but is still waiting for a formal communication to be made through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs given he is a Diplomat.

The Police top management yesterday created two teams to investigate the case. One of the team which is headed by the KMP Traffic Commander Norman Musinga is investigating the traffic offense while the other headed by Olal is investigating assault and wilful obstruction of an officer on official duty.