UPDF Maj Gen (Rtd) Kasirye Ggwanga is being investigated by police for allegedly shooting at singer Catherine Kusasira, one of the NRM-leaning musicians who took part in President Museveni’s Tubonga Nawe project.
The incident, according to Kampala Metropolitan Police spokesman, SP Patrick Onyango, happened on Tuesday in Makindye, a Kampala suburb where Ggwanga reportedly opened fire on a Kusasira’s car.
Onyango said the incident resulted from a quarrel between Ggwanga’s children and Kusasira’s aides over noise pollution.
The children were buying chips when Kusasira’s aides of arrived with loud music blaring from their car.
“Maj Gen Ggwanga’s children told Ms Kusasira’s aides to turn down the volume, but they refused. Maj Gen Ggwanga’s children said they would call their father and burn their cheap car,” Onyango told Daily Monitor.
The kids then called Ggwanga but Kusasira’s aides told the no-nonsense Maj General he wasn’t above the law.
“Then verbal exchange ensued. It is alleged that Maj Gen Ggwanga ordered one of his bodyguards to bring him his gun, and he then shot the tyre of Kusasira’s car,” Onyango narrated.
Ggwanga then entered his car and drove off. In 2017, he burnt a tractor found on his daughter’s land in Lubowa along Entebbe Road.