Authorities in the Kampala Metropolitan area are currently engaged in an active investigation concerning an attempted murder case involving a security aide to the Prime Minister, Rt. Hon. Robinah Nabbanja.
Sources familiar with the ongoing investigations have reported that the security aide in question remains at large as law enforcement agencies intensify efforts to locate him for questioning and potential prosecution.
According to accounts from these sources, the incident occurred on the night of Saturday, August 19th, 2023. The yet-to-be-identified aide to the Prime Minister allegedly drew a pistol and pointed it at the head of a traffic police officer who was on duty within Kampala.
The altercation is said to have been triggered when the traffic police officer intercepted the Prime Minister’s aide for questioning about the mechanical condition of the vehicle the aide was traveling in. The ensuing disagreement reportedly escalated to a point where the security aide drew a pistol on the officer, with this alarming action taking place in full view of other motorists.
Witnesses to the incident expressed shock and condemnation for the security aide’s behavior. “They act like they have made it in life. What would warrant one to draw a killer weapon in public really?” pondered a local motorcycle taxi rider. Another motorist lamented, “That’s the impunity we’ve groomed in this country.”
This incident is not isolated, as it bears resemblance to a similar event that occurred the previous year. In that instance, a security operative from the Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence (CMI) named Capt. Bashir Mango shot at a traffic officer named Cpl. Robert Mukebezi in Ntinda, leaving him disabled. Despite the passage of time, Capt. Mango remains at large, and the prospects of apprehending him appear to be diminishing.
Authorities have undertaken an earnest investigation into the most recent incident, with public attention focused on the behavior of security personnel and the broader issue of the perceived misuse of power. The incident serves as a reminder of the challenges associated with maintaining accountability within security forces and addressing incidents of this nature.
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