Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police is hunting for a Local Council 1 chairman who disarmed a policeman at the end of Youth Elections in Kawempe Division in Kampala.
Amidst election confusion, Cpl Jack Rutabaleka, was grabbed by six men and LC Chairman of the area Joachim Kimera came and disarmed him.
In the video, Kimera explains that he picked the gun from the policeman because he feared he would shoot at people. He preferred to hand it to another policeman.
The policeman later recovered his gun, but the assailants had disappeared. After their escape, the chairman returned the gun to the officer.
. @Patrickonyango1 “We have watched a video circulating in the social media of our officer who was disarmed by a local leader in Kawempe Division Kampala with dismay.
This shocking incident happened today during the youth elections at Bwaise1 kawempe.https://t.co/CkCkRqAu6w pic.twitter.com/SQfxIPrhsx
— Uganda Police Force (@PoliceUg) August 17, 2020
Police issued a statement in reaction to the video of the incident that was circulating on social media.
The incident happened today during the youth elections at Kiyaga Zone Bwaise I, Kawempe Division, Kampala City during the declaration of results where National Unity Platform (NUP) candidate had got 21 votes against National Resistance Movement (NRM) 09 votes.