Drama ensued in Makindye after Maj. Gen. (Rtd) Kasirye Gwanga fired bullets at Kadongo Kamu singer Catherine Kusasira’s car on Tuesday.
This was revealed by Superintendent of Police Patrick Onyango, the Kampala Metropolitan Police spokesperson on Wednesday morning.
Onyango said the fracas followed a disagreement between Kusasira’s assistants and Maj. Gen. Gwanga’s children over loud music in the car.
“Maj. Gen. Ggwanga’s children were buying chips when the aides of Kusasira arrived in car, whose music was loud. Ggwanga’s children told Kusasira’s aides to turn down the volume, but they refused. Maj Gen Ggwanga’s children said they would call their father and burn their cheap car,” SP Onyango is quoted by Daily Monitor as having said.
On Ggwanga’s arrival, he asked Kusasira’s aides to lower their volume but they refused, reminding him that he wasn’t above the law.
“Kusasira’s aides told Ggwanga that he wasn’t above the law. Then verbal exchange ensued. It is alleged that Maj Gen Ggwanga ordered one of his bodyguards (unidentified) to bring him his gun, and he then shot the tyre of Ms Kusasira’s car,” ONyango reportedly added.
Kusasira is a pronounced supporter of ruling National Resistance Movement and its leader Yoweri Museveni, an act that has made her unpopular among opposition supporters and sympathisers.
Kasirye Ggwanga is also a close confidant of President Yoweri Museveni and has a history of getting away with crimes.
Whether or not Kusasira was in the car remains unknown but SP Onyango said the two would both be summoned to record statements.
The case has been filed under SD reference 107/29/1/2019.