Crime & Investigation

Police ‘Not Yet Investigating’ Kasirye Gwanga over Burning Tractor

Emilian Kayima(R) speaks to journalists on Monday

Police have said no one has recorded statements pinning Presidential Adviser on Security, Brigadier Kasirye Gwanga for setting a bulldozer ablaze.

Social media was awash with reports that the presidential adviser had torched a bulldozer found grading a disputed plot of land.

Addressing journalists on Monday at Naguru, Kampala Metropolitan Spokesperson, Emilian Kayima  said they have commenced investigations into circumstances under which the incident occured.

“It’s true a bulldozer was set on fire on Saturday and the fire brigade helped to put out the fire,” Kayima said.

“Two people said they saw the person who set it on fire but on recording statements, they were cagey.”

The police mouthpiece said burning the bulldozer was unlawful as was the act of grading a disputed piece of land.

According to Kayima, the owner of the bulldozer had reported to police, adding that they are looking for the driver and the person who has hired it as part of the investigations into the incident.

“Grading the land was as unacceptable as burning the tractor but saying that it was burnt by Kasirye Gwanga will be a rumor until we get evidence,” he explained.

“The driver will tell us who hired him, as well as what happened.”

The police spokesperson, Asan Kasingye, however, added that no one is above the law, stressing that Brig. Gwanga too will have to record a statement.

“Burning the tractor was unlawful and whoever did it must face the law. If he (Kasirye Gwanga) is the one, we shall investigate him to find out what happened,” said Kasingye.

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