BUSHENYI LEAD ACTIVIST KAKONGE IN POLICE CELL
By Nelson Twinamatsiko and Wilber Muhwezi
The Bushenyi lead activist Apollo Lee Kakonge has spent two nights in police cells at Bushenyi Central police Station over charges of assault.
Kakonge who is the Chief Executive Officer West Ankole Civil Society Forum is accused of assaulting a Bushenyi based local journalist; Abraham Muganzi.
Kakonge’s troubles stem from a court case he filed against the district council over failure to appoint service commission.The high court presided over by justice Dancan Gaswaga ruled in his favour and ordered Jafari Basajjabalaba and CAO;Elias Byamungu to appoint the district service commission.
After the service commission members were appointed, Abraham Muganzi who had been supporting Jafari Basajjabalaba; found Kakonge in Bushenyi town and attempted to punch him.
In self defense, Kakonge pushed Muganzi against the wall and thereafter Muganzi reported a case of assault at Bushenyi police station.
Kakonge became more popular when he formed a pressure group codenamed “Make Bushenyi Great Again” that forced Jafari Basajjabalaba to appoint the district service commission.
The district had spent two years without service commission until recently when high court ordered Jafari Basajjabalaba to allow the commison commence work.
According to a police officer who preferred anonymity, Kakonge is to be taken to court today for mentioning of his case.