Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) soldier has been arrested for allegedly trying to shoot traffic officers in Kampala city.
The incident happened on Sunday when RA 080643 WO1 Herbert Kakama attached to Chief of Training and Recruitment, Mbuya, parked a Toyota Harrier in the middle of Kibuye Roundabout in Katwe Division.
When a traffic officer asked him to remove the car which was blocking other motorists, Kakama reportedly refused and drew his gun in an attempt to shoot the officer.
Two traffic police officers quickly grabbed him, wrestled him to the ground and disarmed him.
According to a video circulating on social media, the officers are seen wrestling Kakama down, disarming and apprehending him.
“Who do you want to shoot? Who? Why? Are you above the law? Who are you?” the officers are heard questioning the neutralized soldier.
#Kibuye: Traffic police officers wrestle to the ground UPDF) soldier Herbert Kakama, disarm and arrest him to "attempting to shoot them".
“Who do you want to shoot? Who? Why? Are you above the law? Who are you?” the officers are heard questioning the neutralised soldier. pic.twitter.com/NZljp2L485
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