The police fraternity is mourning the death of Senior Superintendent of Police – SSP Samuel Bamuzibire who has been the Kampala Metropolitan 999 Patrol Commander.
Bamuzibire according to sources at Naguru police headquarters succumbed to the coronavirus (COVID-19) at Nsambya hospital.
“Bamuzibire has just died of Covid-19. He was rushed there three days ago and he has been in the Intensive Care Unit. I think our bosses will issue an official statement,” a source told Uganda Radio Network (URN).
Bamuzibire becomes the second senior police officer in Kampala to succumb to COVID-19. Barely a fortnight ago, Kira Road Division Police Commander Matthias Turyasingura died of COVID-19.
Bamuzibire was in 2018 exonerated by the Police Court chaired by Senior Commissioner Dennis Odongpiny in the beating of Dr. Kizza Besigye supporters at Najjanankumbi. At the time of brutalizing Besigye supporters, Bamuzibire was the Kampala Field Force Unit commander. His co-accused such as SSP Andrew Kaggwa, ASP Patrick Muhumuza and SP Moses Nanoka were demoted in rank.
Kaggwa, Muhumuza and Nanoka were convicted on the count of unlawful or unnecessary exercise of authority. Other juniors who were convicted include Willy Kalyango, Sula Kato, Agaba and Muhangi.