Peter Mutesasira, the Masaka Municipality parliamentary candidate is demanding for independent investigations into the burning of his house.
On Tuesday, suspected arsonists set Mutesasira's house on fire reducing it to ash. The house was located in Kyabakuza Zone B next to Warid Telecom mask in Kimanya-Kyabakaza division.
Mutesasira says that he wants an independent group of detectives to take over investigations into the cause of the fire saying police in Masaka is adamant to investigate the incident.
Mutesasira says despite the fact that he reported the fire incident to police on Wednesday at about 7am police has done nothing to investigate the cause of the fire .
Mutesasira says he has also written a letter through Bamusedde Bwambale, the Masaka RDC asking President Yoweri Museveni to send him a team to investigate this fire and the threat on his life.
He claims that police has failed to investigate a group called SOLIDA comprising of DP youths which is causing chaos in Masaka.
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Eddie Seremba, the Kyabakuza Zone B. LC1 Chairperson says that he is waiting for police to show up at the fire scene. He claims that after the fire incident he waited for the police in vain at the fire scene for close to 8 hours to make his report.
Sseremba says that he supports Mutesasira's quest for independent detectives. He also wants police officers at Kyabakuza police post investigated for refusing to respond to this emergence.
But Noah Sserunjogi, the southern region spokesperson says there is no need for independent detectives. He claims that police delayed to visit the burnt house because they were informed late.
He also denies allegations that police supports John Kawanga, the incumbent DP candidate for Masaka municipality and therefore fears to investigate DP youths who call themselves SOLIDA Group.
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Sserunjogi also says police finally visited the scene and took some ash off the burnt house and have taken it to the government chemists to exam the cause of the fire.
Mutesasira is not new to controversies. In December last year, he stormed Masaka central police and destroyed several case files accusing police of incompetence and corruption.
Police detained him for four days and later took him for a mental check up before he was released.
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