Two senior officers accused of leading security personnel who used teargas to disperse members of Buganda Kingdom’s Mbogo Clan have been transferred.
The clan members had convened at
their ancestral site at Mugulu – Ziggoti Town Council to attend thanksgiving
prayers for their leader, Elder Gajuule Kayiira Kasibante.
Bob Kagarura, the commander for Wamala regional police was yesterday evening transferred to Bukedi North while the Mityana Divisional Police Commander Alex Mwine, was transferred to Hoima.
The two were transferred following a directive from President Yoweri Museveni who ordered the Inspector General of Police to take action.
It also follows a request from Buganda Premier Charles Peter Mayiga on Wednesday that the officers involved be prosecuted.
It remains unclear whether the officers would also be charged in the police disciplinary courts.
The Saturday incident caused an uproar within the masses, Buganda Kingdom and the Catholic Church. Several politicians also took advantage of the issue to organize demonstrations. On Tuesday, the IGP Martin Okoth Ochola sent a high-powered delegation to Masaka to apologize to Rtd Bishop Emeritus, John Baptist Kagwa who was leading mass when the incident happened
the team also met Mayiga on Wednesday and apologized. ENDS.