Police detain a constable after he shoots dead innocent student in Kabale town

By ROBERT MUHEREZA;

The police in Kabale has arrested its own constable John Bosco attached to counter terrorism department for shooting dead a senior three student in Kitumba sub county Kabale district.

The Kabale regional police commander Mr Denis Namuwoza identified the deceased as Ronald Taremwa a student of Rock High School in Kabale town adding that the incident happened at around 7Pm in Kigongi Kabale town when the arrested police officer was riding a police motorcycle UP 1399 lost control and knocked a boda-boda cyclist.

An eye witness one George Mugisha said that the policeman pulled out his gun after the residents had gathered and demaded that he repairs the motorcycle he had knocked. He then shot randomly killing one and injuring another.

” The Kigezi regional police commander Mr Denis Namuwoza said “I have already arrested the policeman that shot at the innocent citizens and charged him of murder and investigations into the matter continue. The body of the deceased has been taken to Kabale region referral hospital for postmortem and the one that was injured has been taken to Kabale regional referral hospital for medical attention.  I apologize on behalf of the police force because what happened was an incident of an individual police
officer and he shall carry his cross to the courts of law. Such acts do not represent the police force and that is why the individual policeman has been arrested. He also made it clear that the allegations that the accused policeman was under the influence of alcohol shall also be investigated.