KAMPALA – President Museveni has ordered for disciplinary action against two police commanders who led the operation that saw a Buganda clan meeting dispersed with teargas in Mityana District.
Sources have intimated to PML Daily that the President telephoned the Inspector General of Police Martins Okoth-Ochola and directed that Mr Bob Kagarura, the commander for Wamala regional police, and Mr Alex Mwine, the Mityana District commander, be punished severely.
“The president is bitter; to him this was a blunder on the side of police. The President is sensitive about matters of Buganda Kingdom and does not want to antagonise them, especially in this election year,” the source close to the matter said.
Police are said to have stormed the meeting venue thinking that presidential hopeful Robert Kyagulanyi, alias Bobi Wine, who is also a member of the Mbogo Clan, was in attendance.
Mbogo clan chiefs had on Saturday convened at their ancestral site in Mugulu, Ziggoti Town, to attend thanksgiving prayers for their leader, Mr Gajuule Kayiira Kasibante, after he was appointed by Kabaka Ronald Muwenda Mutebi.
Also in attendance was retired Masaka Diocese Bishop John Baptist Kaggwa, who was also affected by the teargas.
Police have since come out to apologise to Buganda Kingdom and Bishop Kaggwa.
Police Political Commissar Asan Kasingye has apologised to the Buganda Kingdom for the incident and promised that they are to take action against the officers.