President Museveni has apologized for the killing of Uganda’s National Boxing Team Coach, Zebra Senyange, near his home in Bwaise, a Kampala suburb.
Museveni said Ssenyange was accidentally shot dead by security forces on Wednesday night.
“I specifically decided to take on his case and I have so far found out he was killed by security personnel,” said Museveni in his New Year national address.
“I am very sorry, so sorry about this. I will bring my entire findings to the knowledge of the family. I am very sorry,” he added.
Ssenyange, a boxer was a resident of St. Francis Zone, Bwaise III Parish.
Museveni said the deceased was an NRM supporter who was mistaken for training wrong people seeking to destabilize Kampala.
“When I heard of the death of Isaac Ssenyange lias Mando Zebra, a former Bombers Captain, I telephoned his wife and she narrated to me the events,” said Museveni.
“Zebra was meant to meet me, he was an NRM supporter who was doing so much for us,” he added.
Ssenyange’s wife, according to Museveni, told him that soldiers entered Zebra’s house but he had gone.
“He climbed and jumped over a fence. That’s how he fell into the other group and was shot twice. I am very sorry about this. I am going to investigate this,” Museveni emphasised.
Ssenyange is a former national team captain who is best remembered for having led the Bombers to the 10th All Africa Games hosted in Maputo city, Mozambique in 2011.
He was employed by the Uganda Boxing Federation (UBF) in-charge of general duties as he and doubled as the Bombers’ Coach, mamager and coordinated his own Zebra Boxing Club.