Family of Murdered Police Officer Awaiting President's Pledge

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In short
Ssebugwawo, a retired police officer, was killed together with six others including his 12 years old granddaughter on the 2018 New Years Eve. On January 03rd, 2018, President Museveni visited the crimes scenes in Kisojjo and Kyamabaale villages in Butenga Sub County in Bukomansimbi district.

The family of the late Senior Superintendent of Police Denis Ssebugwawo is seeking out President, Yoweri Museveni to fulfill his pledge to support them. Ssebugwawo is one of the people who were brutally killed in a wave of robberies that rocked Bukomansimbi district last year.

 
Ssebugwawo, a retired police officer, was killed together with six others including his 12 years old granddaughter on the 2018 New Year's Eve. On January 03rd, 2018, President Museveni visited the crimes scenes in Kisojjo and Kyamabaale villages in Butenga Sub County in Bukomansimbi district.

 
He also paid a courtesy call to the family of the late Sebugwawo where he pledged to pay tuition for the eight orphans left behind by the deceased, reconstruct their house and support their mother to start an income generating project to sustain her family.

 
However, the widow, Haddija Nakanwagi, says none of the president's pledges have come to pass despite his assurance to the family. Nakanwagi says that these were in addition to the promise by the police leadership to complete the late officer's grave.

 
According to Nakanwagi, she is currently struggling to sustain the family and raise school fees for the orphans.

 
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Nakanwagi says they have also failed to replace the windowpanes that were shuttered by thugs the night her husband was killed. Ssalongo Deogratius Bbira, a brother to late Ssebugwawo, says he has tried to follow up on the president's pledges with State House but he is only tossed up and down.
 
 
Bbira says they are desperately looking for funds to perform Ssebugwawo's last funeral rites slated for next month. Lameck Kigozi, the Greater Masaka Deputy Regional Police Commander declined to comment on the pledges by police but promised to follow up the matter with higher authorities.
 
 
Our reporter tried to contact Lucy Nakyobe, the state house controller on her mobile but it was answered by her assistant. She directed URN to speak to Moses Byaruhanga, the Political assistant to the president who didn't pick our repeated calls.
 
 
Haji Muhammad Kateregga, the Bukomansimbi district chairperson has advised the family to seek his indulgence and pledged to write a formal reminder to the president.
 
At the time of retirement in 2016, Ssebugwawo was the Rwizi Regional Crime Intelligence Officer in Western Uganda. He was acting as Kisojjo Parish Chairperson at the time of his murder.