The police in Kabalagala is investigating circumstances under which Hussein Kakonge, 46, a guard with Security 2000 located in Muyenga, who sought refuge at night at a station, but turned against a police officer, Police Constable Bamwesigye Junior with the purpose of disarming him of his rifle.
PC Bamwesigye was manning the police counter when he was attacked on 14.03.2022 at Kabalagala Police station.
Kakonge is said to have introduced himself to officers at Kabalagala Police Station as a guard and he claimed that he was stranded after his bosses evicted him out of the house.
He said he was looking for a place to spend a night.
Kakonge was given beddings near the counter but to the shock and surprise of the officers, woke up at night around 1am and attempted to disarm an officer at counter.
He started using a helmet to assault PC Bamwesigye and later tried to disarm him of his gun.
The officer put up resistance until other officers, who were nearby, came and subdued the suspect.
Kakonge was immediately arrested.
Police did further investigations on the suspect and background.
It has been established that Hussein Kakonge has a military background.
He joined the UPDF in 1996 and has previously served the UPDF in various missions in Somalia, fight against the Lord Resistance Army and others.
After he returned from Somalia mission, he deserted the UPDF and later joined Security 2000, where he was also fired.