Police has confirmed an ugly incident where retired Judge Prof George Kanyeihamba attempted to snatch a gun from his home body guard.
According to Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson Patrick Onyango, Kanyeihamba told his home police guard to hand over a gun to him because he (body guard) had asked for leave to go and bury his late father. Onyango refuted reports that the said police officer had held hostage the retired Supreme Court judge.
Below is Onyango’s statement:
Today, there was a minor incident that happened at Prof. George Kanyehamba’s resident in Buziga, Kampala City.
A police guard at the retired Judge’s home lost his father and he requested his principal, who is Prof. Kanyehamba, to allow him go for the burial.
Retired Justice Kanyehamba ordered him to hand over the gun to him, which the guard rejected.
According to our standing orders, a police officer isn’t allowed to hand over his firearm to unauthorised persons.
The retired Justice ordered other workers to lock the gate and not to allow the guard to leave.
The police guard called his superiors, who went to the residence and he handed over his gun to them before a new guard was deployed to cover his beat.
Therefore rumours circulating that the Retired Justice was held hostage by his guard aren’t true.
The guard has been given pass leave to go and bury his father.
The Justice has got a new guard.
It is unfortunate that the retired Justice decided to alarm the public that he is being held hostage well knowing that he is the one who order his other workers to lock the gate.