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Police grill Pastor Kakande over illegal guns

Police authorities on Tuesday interrogated Pastor Samuel Kakande of Synagogue Church of All Nations in Mulago over a case involving his deputy who was found with two guns and 87 bullets
Friday September 23 2016


By Joseph Kato
 
Kampala.
Police authorities on Tuesday interrogated Pastor Samuel Kakande of Synagogue Church of All Nations in Mulago over a case involving his deputy who was found with two guns and 87 bullets.
Mr Andrew Kaweesi, the police spokesperson, yesterday told Daily Monitor that police interrogated Pastor Kakande because his deputy Pastor Johnson Muwanguzi insisted the two guns police recovered from his home belong to his boss (Pastor Kakande). Pastor Muwanguzi was arrested last week over illegal possession of two assault rifles and 87 bullets. Upon his arrest, Pastor Muwanguzi told police the guns belonged to his boss Pastor Kakande, something the latter vehemently denied during police interrogation.

“Pastor Muwanguzi insists the guns belong to his boss even though the documents show they belong to him,” Mr Kaweesi said.

Although Mr Kaweesi could not divulge the date Pastor Kakande was grilled, a source at Special Investigation Unit (SIU) in Kireka where Pastor Muwanguzi is being detained, said Pr Kakande recorded the statement on Tuesday. When Daily Monitor contacted the alleged Pastor Kakande’s personal assistant, a one Kayanja, he said his boss had no time for the media.
“What the media has been doing is unprofessional. Put yourself in my shoes, what would you have said? I can’t be in his shoes to speak to you,” Mr Kayanja said.

Mr Kaweesi told Daily Monitor last week that the procurement and registration documents show the guns belong to Pastor Muwanguzi who has since failed to explain how guns belonging to Pastor Kakande were purchased and registered in his name.

A source at SIU said Pastor Muwanguzi’s arrest came after a man of Asian descent identified as Patel Kurash was found with a pistol and nine bullets which he would use to threaten civilians.
Mr Kurash is said to have mentioned Pastor Muwanguzi during interrogation, prompting the police team to go to Mr Muwanguzi’s home in Bukoto, a Kampala suburb, where they recovered the two guns and 87 bullets.

Pastor Kakande’s deputy arrested over illegal guns

Police spokesperson Andrew Kaweesi confirmed Pastor Muwanguzi’s arrest
Friday September 16 2016


By JOSEPH KATO
 
KAMPALA. Police in Kampala have arrested Pastor Samuel Kakande’s deputy over illegal possession of guns.
Pastor Johnson Muwanguzi, a deputy to Pastor Kakande of Synagogue Church at Wandegeya-Kubbiri, was arrested for being in illegal possession of two assault rifles and nearly 100 bullets.
Police spokesperson Andrew Kaweesi confirmed Pastor Muwanguzi’s arrest.
“True, we have Pastor Muwanguzi in our cells. He was arrested for illegally having two guns which are usually used for hunting activities. We are planning to address the media about the matter,” Mr Kaweesi said.
Mr Muwanguzi has since insisted the guns belong to his boss (Pastor Kakande) who has also denied having any knowledge of the deadly weapons.
The police publicist said procurement and registration documents show the guns belong to Pastor Muwanguzi.
“He has failed to explain how guns belonging to Pastor Kakande were purchased and registered in his name. All the documents show the guns belong to him. We are detaining him as we conduct our investigations,” Mr Kaweesi said.
A source at Special Investigations Unit (SIU) said Mr Muwanguzi’s arrest came after a man of Asian descent identified as Patel Kurash was found with a star pistol and nine bullets.
“Kurash would use the gun to threaten people. The concerned public alerted the police and was arrested,” said a source within SIU.
Mr Kurash is said to have mentioned Pastor Muwanguzi during interrogation, prompting the police team to go Mr Muwanguzi’s home in Bukoto, a Kampala suburb, where they recovered the two guns and 87 bullets.
Pastor Kakande and his aides declined to comment on the matter.
However, Mr Kaweesi said the police had talked to Pr Kakande who denied knowledge of the guns.
“We talked to Pastor Kakande and he told us he doesn’t know anything about the guns. We have recovered the guns as exhibits. We shall find out the truth,” Mr Kaweesi said.
Although Mr Kaweesi could not divulge when Mr Muwanguzi was arrested but a source at SIU intimated that he was arrested on Tuesday last week and has since been in the cells.