Kampala, Uganda — President Museveni has given Shs10M to the family of Hussein Walugembe, a boda-boda rider who set himself on fire inside a traffic office at Masaka Central Police recently.
According to police, it was after Walugembe, 20, was fully frustrated by Sgt Ssesanga that he went and bought petrol at nearby Mogas Petrol Station and set himself ablaze. Walugembe attempted to grab Sgt Ssesanga to die with him, but the latter escaped with minor burns, leaving the deceased behind.
Walugembe died on July 2 after setting himself on fire following failed attempts to recover his impounded motorcycle a Bajaj Boxer, Reg No UDL591R.
This gruesome incident left both office officers at the station and residents in Masaka City horrified.
Police officers including Sgt Julius Ewalu and Sgt Ibrahim Ssesanga, the acting officer in charge of traffic in Masaka District have since been arrested in connection with the incident.
According to Juliet Nanfuka, the mother of the deceased, she received a telephone call from President Museveni over the weekend to console the family.
“The President called me on phone and consoled us over the loss of my son, he later asked for my bank account number and sent us Shs10M,” Nanfuka said