Security guard who attempted to disarm Police officer at station arrested
By Nabirye Edith
The police in Kabalagala is investigating
circumstances under which Hussein Kakonge, 46, a guard with Security 2000
located in Muyenga, who sought refuge at night at our station, but turned
against our officer Police Constable Bamwesigye Junior with the purpose of
disarming him of his rifle.
PC Bamwesigye was manning the police
counter when he was attacked on 14.03.2022 at Kabalagala Police station.
According to the Kampala
Metropolitan Police Deputy Spokesperson ASP Luke Owoyesigyire
says Preliminary information shows
that Kakonge introduced himself to officers at Kabalagala Police Station as a
guard and he claimed that he was stranded after his bosses evicted him out of
He said he was looking for a place
to spend a night.
“Our officers, under the police
mandate of protecting life and property, they gave him beddings to rest near
To their surprise, Kakonge woke up
at night around 1am and attempted to disarm an officer at counter.
He started using a helmet to assault
PC Bamwesigye and later tried to disarm him of his gun.
The officer put up resistance until
other officers, who were nearby, came and subdued the suspect.
Kakonge was immediately arrested.” Read
ASP Luke Owoyesigyire statement
Police has carried out further
investigations on the suspect and background.
“It has been established that
Hussein Kakonge has a military background.
He joined the UPDF in 1996 and has
previously served the UPDF in various missions in Somalia, fight against the
Lord Resistance Army and others.
After he returned from Somalia
mission, he deserted the UPDF and later joined Security 2000, where he was also
The police are currently working
with the UPDF to ascertain more facts on why he deserted and will be informing
you on the progress. “further read the statement
Luke applauded the officers at
Kabalagala Police Division for the vigilance and quick reaction they exhibited
during such an action because the situation could have ended badly had if
the officer had been disarmed.
He further urged the Officers around
Kampala Metropolitan Policing area to remain vigilant and alert while on duty
since the threat of targeting their guns still exists.
The suspect is detained at
Kabalagala Police Division. Where they have preferred one count of attempted murder,
desertion and attempt to steal a gun against him.