KAMPALA – Police are searching for Kiyaga zone Bwaise I area Chairman Jaochim Kimera and six other suspects for allegedly assaulting and disarming an officer on duty.
Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson Patrick Onyango revealed that the incident happened on August 17, 2020 during the youth elections when declaring results where National Unity Platform (NUP) candidate had got 21 votes against National Resistance Movement (NRM) 09 votes.
“The Youth started agitating that there was a likelihood of declaring the NRM candidate as the winner,” he said in a statement.
Onyango noted that they turned to the police officer Cpl Jack Rutabaleka, who was providing security at the venue and started insulting him.
“Then six men came from behind and grabbed him unaware, in the process the Kimera came and disarmed him,” he said.
He further alleged that it was a planned move by the chairman and the six men.
Onyango noted that after removing the gun from the police officer, the chairman ordered the six men to run away.
“After their escape, the chairman returned the gun to the officer,” said Onyango.
According to Onyango the officer did not want to cause commotion at the venue since he was alone at that time.
“He called for reinforcement to have the chairman arrested but he too had disappeared,” he explained.
Police have now opened up a case of assault and disarming a police officer on duty at Kawempe Police Station.
Onyango warned the members of the public to desist from a criminal act of disarming security personnel on duty.