Singer Catherine Kusasira on Tuesday filed a police case against UPDF retired officer Kasirye Ggwanga after he shot the tyre of her car.
The shooting followed a scuffle in which Ggwanga’s chidren accused Kusasira’s aides for noise pollution.
The aides were reportedly playing loud music in their car.
Kusasira who intervened later, left dismayed when Ggwanga who responded after receiving a call from his children signaled his bodyguard to give him his gun.
He shot and ripped apart the tyre of Kusasira’s car.
Kusasira told the media, that although she reported a case to police she expected no justice.
Kampala Metropolitan Police spokesperson Patrick Onyango said they opened a case of damaging a motor vehicle against the retired soldier.
“Detectives will summon him to record a statement,” Mr Onyango said.
Two days after the incident, police is yet to summon Ggwanga to record a statement.
Last year, the errant soldier burnt a tractor which he found at his land.
The tractor was worth shs 500 million.
Asked if he would honor police summons, Ggwanga plainly said “I will not go there.”
November 2007: Maj Gen Ggwanga, then Brigadier, slapped a traffic police officer who had blocked him from using Entebbe Road. He drove off. The then Inspector General of Police, Gen Kale Kayihura, condemned the act and promised to bring the army officer to book. Police did not take any action despite the officer reporting the case.
September 9, 2008: Brig Ggwanga beat up Mr Ssebina Ssekitoleko, then an aide to former prime minister Amama Mbabazi, at Metro FM over the controversy on National Social Security Fund land in Temangalo. Mr Ssebina opened a case at Old Kampala Police Station.
Mr Mbabazi said he would contact the army to investigate Brig Ggwanga. Neither the army nor the police summoned him for questioning.
December 24, 2009: Brig Ggwanga raided a playground where Pentecostal Christians were holding a prayer crusade near Makindye Magistrate’s Court on Christmas eve. He fired in the air, scattering the faithful and their pastor, whom he accused of making noise in a residential neighbourhood. The case has never been investigated.
July 19, 2010: Maj Gen Ggwanga is alleged to have knocked dead an 11-year-old Elijah Oyako in Entebbe. He did not report to police. The case of reckless driving causing death was opened and taken to court. He has never appeared in court.
Entebbe Magistrate’s Court issued an arrest warrant against him but he has never been arrested. He later told Daily Monitor that he was in touch with the bereaved family to have an out-of-court settlement.
May 2011: Brig Ggwanga was accused of setting his dogs on a civilian at Total Petrol Station at Kibuye, a Kampala suburb. The victim reported to police but Ggwanga insisted the man wanted to steal property from his car and was bitten by his dogs. Police did not summon Brig Ggwanga to make a statement.
April 2012: Brig Ggwanga was accused of assault by Mr Vincent Bagonza, Mr Ezra Sigiranda and Mr Ano Gafa, all residents of Boma in Mubende District. Police said they would summon Ggwanga over the allegations, but they have not to-date.
August 1, 2013: Brig Ggwanga stopped police from carrying out an eviction at his home in Makindye Division despite a court order. They then made a second eviction attempt after the court issued another order but again failed. UPDF intervened but Brig Ggwanga told the then Chief of Defence Forces, Gen Katumba Wamala, to stay off his property. Ggwanga is still occupying the same plot.
August 2017: He burnt a grader on the land, which he said was owned by his daughter on Lubowa hill in Naziba Village, Ndejje, off Entebbe Road. Although Brig Ggwanga recorded a statement with Military Police, he was not charged with any offence.
(Source Daily Monitor)