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Kampala 999 Patrol commander Bamuzibire succumbs to COVID-19

RIP: SSP Samuel Bamuzibire

RIP: SSP Samuel Bamuzibire

The police fraternity is mourning the death of senior superintendent of police (SSP) Samuel Bamuzibire who has been the Kampala Metropolitan 999 Patrol commander.

Bamuzibire, according to police sources at Naguru police headquarters, has succumbed to coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at Nsambya hospital. 

"Bamuzibire has just died of COVID-19. He was rushed there three days ago and he has been in the Intensive Care Unit. I think our bosses will issue an official statement," a source said.

Bamuzibire becomes the second senior police officer in Kampala to succumb to COVID-19. Barely a fortnight ago, Kira Road Division Police Commander (DPC) Matthias Turyasingura died of COVID-19.

Bamuzibire was in 2018 exonerated by the police court chaired by senior commissioner Dennis Odongpiny in the beating of Dr. Kizza Besigye supporters at Najjanankumbi. At the time of brutalizing Besigye supporters, Bamuzibire was the Kampala field force unit commander. His co-accused such as SSP Andrew Kaggwa, ASP Patrick Muhumuza and SP Moses Nanoka were demoted in rank.

Kaggwa, Muhumuza and Nanoka were convicted on the count of unlawful or unnecessary exercise of authority. Other juniors who were convicted include Willy Kalyango, Sula Kato, Agaba and Muhangi.

There is an upsurge of COVID-19 cases in Uganda with the country's cumulative cases rising to 56,949 after a further 1,438 new cases were confirmed from the samples tested on June 8. 


+2 #1 WADADA rogers 2021-06-10 23:52
it is unfortunate that he has died but given their conduct towards civilians, some of us are not shy to say good for him but for today, we will say RIP.
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-1 #2 Kato Eduardo 2021-06-11 01:17
May his soul RIP one down more of his kind to go.
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+1 #3 kabayekka 2021-06-11 03:45
Unfortunately for this African military officer, the military efforts that have been used to neutralize the public to think as NRM, seem to have failed.

He has gone but this country remains and needs to get along as a modern civilized country that has 15 African tribes which formulated it peacefully.
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+3 #4 Legal counsel 2021-06-11 07:25
What surprised or surprises me is that the people in Uganda many aren't considering the infection to be a threat to life.

They respond in Uganda corona virus is something unbothered to, we are discreetly clubbing gathering in homes partying enjoying life.
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0 #5 Kirya 2021-06-12 19:37
Thank you Covid19 for saving us the bullets
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