Man tries to burn himself at People Power offices


Police have arrested Robert Kakooza Kwesiga alias Sanya Tim aged 25 years, a resident of Kasokoso Kireka, Kira Municipality, Wakiso District for attempted suicide.

Kakooza attempted to burn himself in the offices of People People Kamwokya, Central Division Kampala, but police intervened.

Kakooza alleges that on 19/7/2020 while he was on a procession of People Power heading to Kayunga District for the burial of the late Charles Mutyabule, he was arrested and his motorcycle impounded.

He was later released but the motorcycle remained at Nagalama Police

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He alleges that he tried several times to get back his motorcycle, but a police officer kept on demanding for money.

Kakooza alleges that he informed Mr Fred Nyanzi about his predicament, who promised to help and called him for a meeting today.

When he reached People Power offices, Nyanzi only gave him Shs 40,000 and yet he expected Shs200,000.

He said he got disappointed with People Power Movement and he decided to commit suicide.

Kakooza got petrol poured on himself and he was about to set himself ablaze.

Police recovered a lighter, jacket soaked with petrol among others.

“We have instituted a team to investigate the corruption allegations on the part of the police officer,” said SP Patrick Onyango, PRO KMP.

Kakooza is currently detained at Kira Road Police Station.

“We want to appeal to the public not to kill themselves because their political party have failed to meet their aspirations.”



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