The army has Sunday arrested two of their soldiers attached to the Military Police, following the ugly incident in which a female traffic police officer was assaulted in Mukono.
In the incident that occurred in Seeta, Mukono district, a female traffic police officer was assaulted by soldiers guarding NRM and army senior official, Maj Gen Matayo Kyaligonza.
The public and security agencies including the army and some Police officers have since condemned the actions of the soldiers and Gen Kyaligonza strongly.
Now, the army spokesperson, Brig Richard Karemire has said the two soldiers responsibile for manhandling the Police officer have been arrested.
They have been identified as Bushindiki Peter and Okurut John Robert.
“We wish to inform the public that as investigations into circumstances that led to the Seeta incident continue, UPDF has arrested RA/221607 L/CPL Bushindiki Peter and RA/230927 Pte Okurut John Robert,” Brig Karemire said in a tweet.
He said the two are being held at the Military Police headquarters.
“We reiterate our commitment to ensuring discipline of all ranks,” Brig Karemire added.
Earlier on Sunday, the UPDF termed the incident as regrettable and apologized to the victim in a statement.
“We have been informed of the incident involving a Police traffic Sergeant and UPDF military Police Soldiers,” Brig Karemire said in a tweet Sunday afternoon.
“It is very regrettable and apologies to our Police Sister.UPDF and UPF are establishing the facts,” he added.
The army spokesperson said “findings will guide action to be taken”.
A photo has been circulating on numerous social platforms showing two soldiers attached to Military Police manhandling a female Police officer. One of the soldiers can be seen grabbing her by the collar as a seemingly angered Gen Kyaligonza pointed his hand at her.
It is reported the assaulted Police officer had stopped the Kyaligonza’s car for flouting traffic rules.