Kyaligonza guards charged with assault, given bail

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Kyaligonza's bodyguards outside army court [Photo Credit Kenneth Kazibwe]

The army court has Tuesday charged two military police soldiers who guard Uganda’s Ambassador to Burundi, Maj Gen Matayo Kyaligonza, with assaulting a police officer.

Lance Corporal Peter Bushindiki and Peter Robert Okurut all from the 10th battalion, in February assaulted Sgt. Esther Namaganda, a traffic police officer who was stopping them from making a U- turn in the middle of the road in Seeta, Mukono district.

They were arrested and detained at Makindye military barracks.

Today, they appeared before the Disciplinary Committee of Military Police Brigade chaired by Lt Col Richard Okum who charged them with common assault contrary to Section 235 of the Penal Code Act Cap 120.

They pleaded not guilty to the offence and applied for bail.

While releasing them on bail, Lt Col Okum ordered the duo not to leave their barracks without authorisation.

They are also to report to the legal officer three times a week. The case was adjourned to 26 April 2019.

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