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Assault case: Gen Kyaligonza snubs court

Uganda’s ambassador to Burundi Rtd Maj. Gen Matayo Kyaligonza failed to show up at the Mukono Chief Magistrate’s court to answer charges of assaulting and causing bodily harm to a female traffic officer.

Last week, court issued criminal summons against Kyaligonza alongside his two army bodyguards; Cpl Peter Busindiche and Pte John Okurut for assaulting Sgt Esther Namaganda. Kyaligonza’s lawyer Caleb Alaka told court presided over by Juliet Hatanga that his client could not appear in court because he is not in the country.

"Get Kyaligonza was not served by anybody, he only knew about this case in the press and I think it is wrong because where he is is known. So it is very unfortunate that is why he did not come." said Alaka. 

State prosecutor Jonathan Muwaganya told court that Busindiche and Okurut are currently under detention at Makindye military barracks. According to prosecution, Kyaligonza assaulted Sgt Namaganda on February 24, 2019, at Seeta trading centre in Mukono district causing actual bodily harm. The three are also accused of obstructing a police officer in the due execution of duty contrary to section 238(b) of the penal code act.

Hatanga extended their criminal summons up to April 29. Namaganda’s lawyer Michael Kaboneka is pleased that the case has commenced before the court and they are looking forward to see his client getting justice. 

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+3 #1 Twebaze Francis 2019-04-10 23:08
He could have snubbed the court intentionally. He is holding court in contempt.

If the guy dared brand all the Members of Parliament stupid how can he spare the court?

I'm afraid the government of Uganda in 1986 was overthrown by barbarians.
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+1 #2 WADADA roger 2019-04-10 23:37
What will prosecution do if the guy refuses to turn up, who is going to arrest him in this Museveni regime where people fear executing their duties for fear of loosing their jobs.

Make your noise about his refusal to come to court, he will decide on his own whether to appear or not, he is a General with unlimited powers
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0 #3 Jonathan Luyirika 2019-04-11 22:53
The atrocities of the past have come back to haunt Comrade Kyaligonza.

Dont worry brother Kyaligonza, you will survive this the same you survived flying bullets in Juggle(Luweero Bush war).

May Gods intervene on your behalf and save you from being sent to Luzira prison.
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+1 #4 Lakwena 2019-04-12 07:57
Putting up a brave face and hurling insults and obscenity at MPs, does not save Kyaligonza's dead conscience.

The Burundi Interpol should be informed that a fugitive vagabond and Fake Gen called Kyaligonza is wanted in Uganda to answer charges of grievous assault and harm on a Traffic police woman.

In other words, Burundians should declare Gen Kyaligonza a Persona non Grata (undesirable).
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0 #5 Odongkara 2019-04-12 09:14
Fellow Ugandans these moves are only to soothe us to believe that the rule of law is working in the country

But knowing who we are dealing with for the last 33 years, don't think that justice will be served to the victims.

These warlords are above the law. Remember what President Museveni said he is nobody's servant? What do you read into such a statement into the wider context?

A lioness will always give birth to a lion cub and nothing else. You don't expect Kyaligonja to be submissive to the rule of law when his master is answerable to nobody, do you?

What can save the country from the mafia messing around is what is taking place in Sudan and Algeria.

When I hear politicians talk of wrestling power from Museveni through the ballot box, I only laugh and say you really honestly still don't know who you are dealing with. How can you dislodge a cartel by mere votes? Ask me after 2021 and I'll tell you that you are stupid!!!!
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0 #6 Odongkara 2019-04-12 09:16
Quoting Twebaze Francis:
He could have snubbed the court intentionally. He is holding court in contempt.

If the guy dared brand all the Members of Parliament stupid how can he spare the court?

I'm afraid the government of Uganda in 1986 was overthrown by barbarians.

Of course! It's intentional.

Do you think they are your servants when they are the law unto themselves?
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0 #7 Odongkara 2019-04-12 09:23
Quoting WADADA roger:
What will prosecution do if the guy refuses to turn up, who is going to arrest him in this Museveni regime where people fear executing their duties for fear of loosing their jobs.

Make your noise about his refusal to come to court, he will decide on his own whether to appear or not, he is a General with unlimited powers


Do toothless bull dogs in your ancestral village chew bones?

In my village not at all but can be different with toothless bull dogs in Kawempe Mbogo might have been to the veterinary dentist to have a set of removal teeth. Let us wait to see what happens next!
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0 #8 Odongkara 2019-04-12 09:27
Quoting Jonathan Luyirika:
The atrocities of the past have come back to haunt Comrade Kyaligonza.

Dont worry brother Kyaligonza, you will survive this the same you survived flying bullets in Juggle(Luweero Bush war).

May Gods intervene on your behalf and save you from being sent to Luzira prison.


Correction please!!! The atrocities never left us by the way.

It was a change of clothes, humans and mondus operandi. Born in 1956 I am a living witness to all these regimes so I know what I'm saying.
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0 #9 Odongkara 2019-04-12 09:32
Quoting Lakwena:
Putting up a brave face and hurling insults and obscenity at MPs, does not save Kyaligonza's dead conscience.

The Burundi Interpol should be informed that a fugitive vagabond and Fake Gen called Kyaligonza is wanted in Uganda to answer charges of grievous assault and harm on a Traffic police woman.

In other words, Burundians should declare Gen Kyaligonza a Persona non Grata (undesirable).


Kyaligonza is a symptom of a bigger deadlier disease.

I hear a cure to the disease is available in Khartoum clinics. Just a matter of Ugandans coming together and the cost is cheaper.
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