Police Dares Bukenya On His Son’s Killers

Police have urged Prof Gilbert Bukenya to record an additional statement about his son’s death, after the former vice-president threatened to name Bryan’s killers.

Police Spokesperson Fred Enanga said an additional statement from Bukenya would help expedite police investigations into Bryan’s 2009 fatal car crash.

“The new development will be helpful to us… In his [Bukenya’s] initial statement it wasn’t indicated that he knew who killed him. But if it comes now, it will be interesting and beneficial to us to find out who killed his son,” Enanga told The Observer last week.

In an emotional speech during a memorial service for Bryan on November 29, Bukenya gave the police an ultimatum to release the investigation report immediately. Bukenya, who fell out with the regime after losing his job in 2011, threatened to name the suspected killers if the ultimatum is not met.

Bryan, a UPDF cadet recruit, died in a motor accident on November 7, 2009 at Bbira, about 15km along Kampala-Mityana road. However, his father now says he doesn’t believe it was an accident. Enanga, however, said the inconclusive police investigations have so far found that Bukenya’s son died in an accident and they are not hiding anything from the public.

“But if he [Bukenya] knows the killers, let him furnish us with information and we conclude the report,” Enanga said.

The official police account is that Bryan sustained a sliced head from the lower jaw, a deep incision above the right eye and a shattered skull from behind, causing his death after the accident. At last week’s memorial service for both Bryan and Prof Bukenya’s mother, Francesca Nabulo, Bukenya said he knows who killed his son.

“What surprises me is that these people [the killers] are in our capital city moving freely and if police do not arrest them, I will name their identities in a few days to come,” Bukenya said.

The former VP further disputed the police’s version of events, stating that the vehicle the detectives claimed was involved in the accident is the wrong one. He said the right vehicle is currently in DR Congo.

Bryan was travelling in the same vehicle with colleagues Ronald Mukalazi, Charles Baliddawa, Emmanuel Muganjo and Denis Oketwong, all of whom survived.

Source : The Observer

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