By Our Reporter
Police in Kampala have in custody a UPDF soldier who allegedly tried to shoot a traffic police officer who was on duty.
In a video making rounds on social media platforms, two traffic police officers are seen wrestling to the ground an unidentified man as onlookers are heard shouting in support of the cops.
The incident happened on Saturday at Kibuye roundabout when a UPDF solider RA 080643 WO1 Herbert Kakama attached to Chief of Training and Recruitment, Mbuya, was disarmed and arrested for trying to shoot a traffic police officer .
Police alleges that Kakama parked a vehicle registration Number UBK 210V at Kibuye roundabout opposite Shell petrol station blocking big trucks from joining the roundabout causing concern from traffic officers.
When one of the traffic police officers tried to ask the UPDF officer to remove the vehicle since it was not safe for other road users, he pulled out a gun and tried to fix a Magazine to shoot at them, prompting the traffic police officer to be joined by a colleague. They wrestled him to the ground and overpowered him, removed the gun from him and dragged him to Katwe police station where he has since been detained.
Kakama’s incident is not the first of UPDF soldiers exhibiting indiscipline, especially towards traffic police officers. In January, Robert Mukebezi, a traffic police officer had to lose his leg after he got shot by a UPDF soldier.
In another incident, UPDF soldiers wrestled a traffic police officer at Kyaggwe road in Kampala for failure to stop traffic for them to pass.
The culprits from both incidences have never been punished.