Uganda’s Museveni Fires Top Police Bosses over Bobi Wine’s Saga

Uganda’s Dictator Yoweri Museveni has fired top security and crime intelligence officers in the country following the chaotic Arua by-election that led to the stoning of his convoy and consequent arrest of Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine.

Even though the police and army later laid ambush in the place leaving several civilians dead, Museveni still feels the police and security bosses bungled his security leading to the stoning of his convoy.

The president sent packing Regional Police Commander Jonathan Musinguzi, Regional Internal Security Officer Emmanuel Mugisha, Regional Crime Intelligence Officer and District Internal Security Officer Elly Tugaine in the high profile security shake-up following the Arua debacle.

A Ugandan paper reported that four senior officers were accused of bungling the president’s security, a mistake that the Commander-in-Chief considered grave and unforgivable.

“The regional and district police commanders, who should have anticipated the criminal activities have been suspended. The District Internal Security Officer has also been removed,” the president noted in a statement dispatched to newsroom on Tuesday, August 21.

The Arua by-election violence reportedly claimed five lives and left many others with serious gunshot wounds. Three opposition politicians, among them Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine whose driver was shot dead during the chaos, were arrested, detained and some charged with treason.

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