Crime & Investigation

Mbarara Cop who ‘Undressed’ FDC Activist Dies

Kabamanya is said to have succumbed to diabetes on Friday

Mbarara Police are mourning the death of OC-Traffic Enid Kabamanya, cost who hit the limelight during a scuffle between cops and FDC activist Fatuma Naigaga in October 2015.

Naigaga was part of a delegation of FDC leaders travelling to western Uganda which was blocked by police, dosage touching off a confrontation with traffic officers.

In the ensuing melee, Naigaga was undressed as she resisted arrest by Kabamanye.

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Officials said Kabamanya succumbed to diabetes at Mbarara referral hospital on Friday where she had been admitted in critical condition.

Kabamanya, who served three years in traffic police, hailed from Bugamba, Rwampara in Mbarara district.

In 2014, the deceased was transferred from Ntungamo to Mbarara police as an Officer in Charge of Traffic.

According to colleagues, Kabamanya early this week fainted while on duty before being admitted at Mbarara referral hospital where she regained consciousness.

However, she was readmitted on Thursday at the same hospital due to stomach complications.

She was pronounced dead after an unsuccessful operation.

In her late 40s, Kabamanya is survived by three children.

Mbarara District Police Commander Jaffar Magezi described the deceased as a “hardworking officer.”

“All I can say is this is a difficult time for us. As police we have lost a very important person on Mbarara road,” he added.

“She has been a hardworking mother and I believe police and her family will continue to miss her.”


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