Besigye tormentor Bwana arrested for rape

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ASP Gilbert Arinaitwe Bwana breaking Besigye's car window

Notorious police officer, ASP Gilbert Arinaitwe Bwana, has been arrested on allegations of rape.

Police spokesperson, AIGP Asan Kasingye, confirmed the arrest on Saturday in a twitter message.

According to Kasingye, Bwana raped a school girl in his car last week.

The girl’s mother had taken her to meet family protection unit officers at Kibuli for counselling.

That is where Bwana managed to get her contacts before calling her to Nakawa. He then raped her in his car.

Bwana who came to limelight after dousing former presidential candidate, Kizza Besigye, with pepper-spray in 2011, was recently deployed at CID headquarters in Kibuli.

In a 2016 transfer message released by then deputy police spokesperson, Polly Namaye, and signed by Deputy IGP J.M Okoth Ochola, ASP Gilbert Arinaitwe Bwana was transferred from Human Resource Management to Crime Intelligence Headquarters.

On April 28, 2011 at Mulago roundabout, Bwana pulled out his pistol and crashed Dr Kizza Besigye’s vehicle window glass into pieces. He was not yet done with his temper.
The images of the attack were so grim that no senior police officer could come out to defend them.

He unleashed pepper spray into Dr Besigye’s eyes and dragged him out of the vehicle. The pepper nearly made Besigye blind.

Bwana roughed him up and bundled him into a police pick-up truck like a chicken thief.

Although Bwana was not charged in court or reprimanded in the police disciplinary court, his superiors did not take his conduct lightly.


In November 2011, while he was still in “hiding”, police promoted nearly all assistants superintendent of police of the 2007 intake, the year Bwana joined police, to the ranks of superintendent and above except him and a few others with indiscipline cases.

On November 9, 2014, Bwana Arinaitwe, clad in police uniform bearing his Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) pips told worshippers at Saint Paul’s Cathedral Namirembe that he had since become a born again Christian.

Background information by Daily Monitor