Uganda Police Force has released a statement regretting the arrest of Kamuswaga Apollo Sansa Kabumbuli, the Kooki cultural leader.
Kamuswaga was arrested when he attempted to overtake the entourage of Vice president Edward Kiwanuka Sekandi along Masaka-Mutukula Highway on February 2nd.
In a statement issued yesterday, assistant Inspector General of Police Asan Kasingye said the incident was unfortunate.
“The truly unfortunate incident occurred when the cultural leader who was casually dressed and driving himself, attempted to dangerously overtake the convoy of H.E The Vice President, Edward Kiwanuka Sekandi, in a manner that drew suspicion from his security who arrested him believing he wanted to harm The Vice President” the statement reads.
He said when Kale Kayihura leant about the incident, he “intervened and immediately ordered for the release of the cultural leader and extended his apologies to him, his family and the wider Kooki fraternity, over the distress and dishonour it could have caused him.”
Kasingye also noted that “the gesture was very much appreciated by the cultural leader” who is set to meet the Inspector General of Police.