Apollo Sansa Kabumbuli, the Kamuswaga of Kooki, was enjoying the “Besigye swagger” in his chiefdom of Kooki, when ran into problems with the convoy of the Vice President of Uganda, Edward Kiwanuka Ssekandi. According to reports he attempted not to give way to the convoy of the Vice President Edward Kiwanuka Ssekandi, when the Special Forces Command officers protecting the Vice President pounced onto the chief and manhandled him like a petty thief.
According to observers, the incident happened when the vice president, also Member of Parliament for Bukoto County Central constituency since 1996, was returning from his campaign rallies in Kyanamukaka sub-county, Masaka.
“Eye witnesses say trouble started after Kamuswaga, who was driving himself in his official vehicle, refused to give way to Ssekandi’s convoy. Ssekandi’s body guards swung into action and threatened to shoot the Kamuswaga, prompting him to draw out his gun and point it at the guards, leading to a scuffle and ensuing arrest.
The incident happened at Kyajubira village near Bukunda trading centre along Masaka-Mutukula Highway. During the arrest the Kamuswaga was pulled out of his vehicle, his Tshirt torn and lost of his shoes.