Uganda – Policeman stabbed by colleague at checkpoint dies, two arrested

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Deceased: SPC Kasimu Luyinda bled to death after he was allegedly stabbed with a bayonet at Kiziiri police checkpoint in Luweero District

By Dan Wandera

Police in Luweero District have arrested two of their officers following the death of a special police constable (SPC) who was allegedly stabbed with bayonet at Kiziiri security checkpoint while riding a motorcycle.

SPC Kasimu Luyinda was allegedly stabbed at around 1pm on Wednesday by one of the police officers deployed at the checkpoint to enforce government measures announced by President Museveni recently to contain the spread of Coronavirus following a surge in cases. Luyinda who was attached to Zirobwe Police Station in Luweero District bled to death moments after being admitted to Bugema University Health Centre.

Mr Nicholas Muloni, the officer who is said to have stabbed Luyinda is on the run after police also learnt that another boda boda cyclist, Frank Kagenyi Kiryowa, is also fighting for his life after he allegedly fell on a car tyre cutter in a scuffle with security operativesat the same checkpoint which borders Luweero and Wakiso districts, on Wednesday.

 “We visited the scene and have since established that one of our police officers stabbed Luyinda when he refused to stop at the checkpoint. We also visited the health centre where he died from shortly after the incident. The body had a deep cut on the left arm,” Luweero Acting DPC Mr Patrick Maikula told the Daily Monitor.

He identified the police officers in custody as Felix Otim and Livingstone Ssemugwe and said police are still hunting for Muloni who is said to be on the run.

“The officers are supposed to help with the investigation process. While we condemn the brutal act by our officers, we also appeal to the boda boda cyclists to always stop when asked to do so at the different check points,” Mr Maikula added.

Culled from Daily Monitor.

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