Police Apologizes For Teargassing Emiritus Bishop Baptist Kagwa,Mbogo Clan

Uganda police led by the chief political commissar, AIGP  Asan Kasingye, Tuesday visited retired Masaka Diocesan Bishop John Baptist Kaggwa, to apologise over an incident in which officers fired teargas to disperse a Mbogo clan meeting he had been invited to officiate.

“AIGP Asan Kasingye, today led a delegation of senior officers on behalf of the Inspector General of Police, to purposely meet the Rtd Emeritus John Baptist Kagwa at his home in Masaka and delivered apologies to him, his family and the catholic church fraternity. The meeting follows disruptions caused during the thanksgiving ceremony of the Mbogo clan at the clan headquarters in Mugulu village, in Singo,” police tweeted Tuesday.

A joint force of police and the army Saturday used teargas to disperse members of Buganda Kingdom’s Mbogo Clan.

The clan members had convened at their ancestral site at Mugulu – Ziggoti Town Council to attend a thanks giving prayer for their leader, Mr Gajuule Kayiira Kasibante.

Kasibante served as head of Buganda’s 52 clans for seven years until recently when the Kabaka Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II replaced him with Omutaka Namwama Augustine Nsereko.

Police had expected the attendance of Presidential hopeful Robert Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine and Mityana Municipality MP Francis Zaake.

Police had said they were prompted to fire teargas because a group of rowdy youth had started gathering at the venue.


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