Kyaligonza body guards released on bail

By Benjamin Jumbe.

The army court has released on bail two UPDF soldiers, bodyguards of Uganda’s Ambassador to Burundi, Maj Gen Matayo Kyaligonza, who are accused of assaulting a female Police traffic officer in February.

The two soldiers Corporal Peter Bushindiki and Private Robert Okurut were arraigned before the Unit Disciplinary Committee of Military Police Brigade Chaired by Lt Col Richard Okum.

They were charged with common assault contrary to Section 235 of the Penal Code Act Cap 120, a charge they both denied.

It is alleged that on Feb 2 at Seeta Trading Centre, the two accused soldiers unlawfully assaulted Sergeant Esther Namaganda and a TV journalist Peter Otai.

The Court Prosecutor informed court that investigations into the case are not yet complete and requested for an adjournment.

Court was adjourned to 26 April 2019 for prosecution hearing.

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