KAMPALA – Police on Friday rushed to the residence of Retired Supreme Court Justice, George Wilson Kanyeihamba in Buziga, Kampala, amid reports that he had been held hostage by his guard.
However, it was later discovered that this was a false alarm from the retired judge.
Justice Kanyeihamba had reportedly called police, indicating that one of his police guards, Collins Magololo, had earlier refused to hand in his gun while going for his grand father’s burial, and that is what caused a scuffle at the house.
But police discovered that this was not the case and the judge was only blowing the situation out of control because the police officer refused to hand over the gun to the judge, insisting that he would hand it over to his superiors.
Kampala Metropolitan Police spokesperson Patrick Onyango described the incident as not worth reporting about.
Justice Kanyeihamba is not a stranger to controversy. About two years ago, he confronted traffic officers who tried to arrest his driver over a traffic offense near Kubili roundabout on the wandegeya-Bwaise road.
A few years back, he was too involved in a spat with a guard a Kampala Club and called then IGP Kale Kayihura, claiming the guard had run amok and his life was in danger. It turned out the guard had rejected an unreasonable order from the principal.
The retired judge is known for speaking his mind and has often spoken against the excesses of the ruling government.