Police Reconstruct Maj Gen Kyaligonza Crime Scene

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In short
The team which was led by the Kampala Metropolitan Criminal Investigations Commander Johnson Olal reconstructed the scene of crime and also interviewed a number of residents in the area on the incident that occurred on Sunday morning.

Detectives from Kampala Metropolitan Police have visited the crime scene where Maj Gen Matayo Kyaligonza and two of his bodyguards allegedly assaulted a female traffic officer.

The team which was led by the Kampala Metropolitan Criminal Investigations Commander Johnson Olal visited the scene on Tuesday and also interviewed residents in the area.

The traffic officer Sergeant Esther Namaganda who was part of the team, alleges that Maj Gen Kyaligonza's driver while driving a black Land cruiser with a diplomatic number plate tried to make a u-turn in the middle of the road where she was standing directing traffic.

She stopped the driver and advised him to go to the nearby petrol station and turn.

However, two military police soldiers who were guarding Kyaligonza moved out of the vehicle and assaulted Namaganda.

Scene of crime reconstruction is the first step in the on-going investigation of two different cases, a traffic offence and another criminal.

According to the Kampala Metropolitan police Spokesperson Patrick Onyango, there is progress in the investigation into the incident. He says that the two Military Police guards will be interrogated on Wednesday.

"We have visited the scene of crime but also we have received a go-ahead from the Chief of Defense Forces (CDF) to send our officers at the Military detention facility where the two Military Police guards are detained to record their statements," Onyango said.

Police have since summoned Rtd Maj Gen Kyaligonza but is still waiting for a formal communication to be made through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs given he is a diplomat.

The Police top management yesterday created two teams to investigate the case. One of the team which is headed by the KMP Traffic Commander Norman Musinga is investigating the traffic office while the other headed by Olal is investigating assault and wilful obstruction of an officer on official duty.  

 

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Dear Jeanne is a URN journalist based in Kampala. Jeanne has been a URN staff member since 2014.

Jeanne started out as a political and crime reporter for NBS television in 2010. She went on to become a news director at the station before leaving in 2012 to join The Daily Monitor as an investigative reporter in 2012.

Jeanne is ambitious to improve her investigative reporting skills. Jeanne’s focus for much of her five year career has been to report on crime and security.