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Oulanyah condemns Kyaligonza's clash with traffic officer

By David Lumu

Added 25th February 2019 02:21 PM

The Deputy Speaker joins a number of activists who have come out to condemn the envoy's actions, with some calling for his resignation

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Uganda’s Ambassador to Burundi, Maj. Gen. Matayo Kyaligonza. File Photo

The Deputy Speaker joins a number of activists who have come out to condemn the envoy's actions, with some calling for his resignation

The Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Jacob Oulanyah, has joined a wide number of Ugandans who have taken to social media to condemn the actions of Uganda’s Ambassador to Burundi, Maj. Gen. Matayo Kyaligonza and his bodyguards, who allegedly assaulted a female traffic officer over the weekend.

“We have plenty of chances to get angry at situations but we should use our positions to make things better. We are tasking institutions to function efficiently. It should not be us to make them useless,” Oulanyah said.

raffic olice officer sther amaganda narrates her ordeal at olice after she recorded a statement about the alleged assault hoto by tuart igaTraffic Police officer Esther Namaganda narrates her ordeal at Police after she recorded a statement about the alleged assault. Photo by Stuart Yiga

 

“The actions of Kyaligonza are highly regrettable and should have no place in any society,” he added.

Oulanyah joins a number of activists who have come out to condemn Kyaligonza’s actions, with some calling for his resignation as the country’s envoy to Burundi and from the ruling NRM party’s National Central Executive (CEC) where he is a member representing the Western region.

Kyaligonza and his bodyguards allegedly assaulted Ester Namaganda, a senior traffic officer, when she stopped their convoy for making an illegal U-turn around Seeta junction on Sunday.

The army and the Police have started investigations into the matter, with the UPDF spokesperson, Brig. Richard Karemire, saying that Kyaligonza’s bodyguards have been arrested. 

eputy peaker of arliament acob ulanyah hoto by iriam amutebiDeputy Speaker of Parliament, Jacob Oulanyah. Photo by Miriam Namutebi

 

“We wish to inform the public that as investigations into the circumstances that led to the Seeta incident continue, UPDF has arrested RA/221607 L/CPL Bushindiki Peter and RA/230927 Pte Okurut John Robert. They are now held at Military Police Headquarters,” Karemire said.

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