A day after the military police personnel launched a mega crackdown on journalists who were covering the NUP party principal, Robert Kyagulanyi who was delivering a petition to the United Nations Human Commission offices in Kololo, Bobi Wine has identified the commander of the operation.
In a detailed statement, Bobi Wine identified the soldier as Lt Col Namanya Napoleone Kyabihende, Director Operations Military Police and formerly from SFC.
He claimed that the same man was named in the shooting in the Kasubi tombs on 16th March 2010 which saw three people dead and five injured.
He allegedly commanded the military interception on Bobi Wine team in Busega on 27th December 2020 as they rushed Ashraf Kasirye to hospital after he was shot on the head during campaign in Masaka.
In Busega, as Bobi Wine team pleaded to be allowed to rush Ashraf to hospital, “Napoleon and his men, driving a military police truck run over Frank Seneteza and killed him”.
“Some of our comrades were brutally beaten and are still nursing wounds”.
He commanded the militarily raid on Bobi Wine campaign team in Kalangala Island on 30th December 2020, an ambush which saw over 100 of NUP supporters arrested and tortured.
“Most of them are still languishing in Kitarya prison”
Mr. Namanya reportedly commanded the group soldiers who beat up and badly injured journalists and elected leaders and also smashed and vandalised their vehicles at the UN Human Rights office when NUP leadership had gone to deliver a petition against the ongoing Human Rights violations in Uganda.
“Today, when the military paraded soldiers that they claim to have beaten journalists, I did not see Namanya”.
“This should teach everyone that in Uganda today, some people commit crimes while others pay for the crimes”.