Kadaga Wants Assaulted Police Officer Promoted, Condemns Kyaligonza’s Conduct

A collage of Speaker Rebecca Kadaga (L) and Police Traffic Officer, Sgt Esther Namaganda (R) who was assaulted.

The Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga has condemned the alleged assault of the Police Traffic Officer, Sgt Esther Namaganda by Maj. Gen (Rtd) Matayo Kyaligonza’s body guards over the weekend.

Police Sergeant, Esther Namaganda, a traffic Police officer was over the weekend allegedly assaulted and manhandled by body guards of Gen Kyaligonza.

The incident happened in Seeta Mukono, where the armed men attached to Military Police as are reported to have manhandled Namaganda who was on duty. The victim says she had stopped the car after it made a wrongful turn, in violation of the traffic  regulations.

This prompted, two body guards to the Ugandan Ambassador to Burundi, Major General (rtd) Matayo Kyaligonza, to jump out of the car and angrily confront her.

Speaker Kadaga has noted that it was so unfortunate that UPDF officers would jump on an innocent police officer who was carry on her noble duty.

Kadaga said this Monday while addressing the media at Parliament in response to a petition by the women under their Uganda Women Network (UWONET) umbrella.

“I saw on internet over the weekend UPDF officers assaulting a traffick officer on duty; I find the conduct unacceptable for a leader,” Kadaga said.

Shs added that, “Iam glad they have arrested those UPDF officers who assaulted her and I hope government will take the matter to its final conclusion.”

Kadaga noted that she will soon be writing to the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Martin Okoth Ochola to have Sgt. Namaganda promoted to the next rank for the professionalism she exhibited.

Police has since noted that as a matter of protocol, the team will through the police leadership cause for the summoning of the Ambassador Major General (rtd) Matayo Kyaligonza, through the Ministry of Internal Affairs to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on probable charges of assault and wrongful obstruction of an officer on duty.

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