Two police officers dismissed, charged over attempted murder

Police Spokesperson Fred Enanga confirmed the report

Kampala, (UG): The Territorial Police in Busoga North and Greater Bushenyi have dismissed two of their own officers and charged them to court on charges related to attempted murder and threatening violence, Police Spokesperson Fred Enanga has said.

In the first incident recorded in Kaliro District, eastern Uganda, the policeman identified as D/C Bwire Moses Mangeni, 27, was charged with discreditable conduct and attempted murder after he allegedly attempted to kill Police Constable Kutosi Tyson in an incident which occurred last Tuesday, September 12, 2023, around 11pm.

According to SCP Enanga, it is alleged that “the suspected on the fateful day had requested for keys to the police motorcycle from the victim officer so as to travel to his home village in Busia district but was denied the motorcycle which was the only transport at Namugongo Police Post in Kaliro.”

Enanga says this angered the suspect and he picked a hoe and hacked PC Kutosi inflicting injuries on him.

“Immediately after, he picked a gun with 30 rounds and fired all the bullets. Several bullet holes were found in the room of the OC post.”

Following efforts by fellow officers, the suspect was arrested as he handed over the gun with an empty magazine at Kaliro NTC.

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“He appeared in court on the 15.09.2025, on charges of attempted murder. The victim PC Kutosi was rushed to Musana HC for treatment,” said Enanga.

In the second incident registered in Sheema District (Greater Bushenyi), police also charged CPL Ambrose Katumwehe, a 57 year old, police officer attached to Kanekye Police Post, Kashozi division, with threatening violence, against Nakyanzi caroline, a bar maid in Kanekye trading centre on the same day, Tuesday, 12, September, 2023 at around 11pm.

“The suspect while in a drunken state, and armed with a gun, threatened to fire bullets at the victim’s door, if she failed to open. Shortly after, he fired 3 bullets at her door, which prompted an alarm. The suspect returned to his post, and was arrested by the DPC and team. The fun was recovered, cartridges and exhibited. He was charged with Attempted Murder and threatening violence,” said Enanga.

Police condemned the acts of violence and attempted murder, reiterating that force as an institution continues to hold officers who commit acts of violence, accountable.

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“We stand for rule of law and will not tolerate such acts of impunity, within our rank and file,” Enanga concluded.

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