By Spy Uganda
Kampala: Robert Benedicto Kyamanywa, the father to Robert Karamagi, who was burnt alive at singer Joseph Mayanja aka Jose Chameleone’s mansion in Seguku, off Entebbe Road, has vowed that Chameleone will never sleep peacefully until he accepts what he did to his son and apologises.
Speaking to Spy Uganda at his residence along Rubaga Road on Thursday, Kyamanywa revealed that ever since he reopened criminal investigations against Chameleone, the singer has severally through his aides tried to entice him with money which he refused to accept, because he wants Chameleone to tell the world what led to Karamagi’s death.
“Recently as he was doing Kampala mayoral seat consultations, he sent weird people to talk to me to keep quiet because he thought that his competitors would use this situation to put him down. I refused to accept the money they had brought and then some started threatening me.
“As a senior army man I can’t be threatened like that. I will fight not matter how long but my son will one day get justice!” Maj. Kyamanywa said.
He went on to say that the ghost of Karamagi will not give Chameleone chance to sit in any political office in the land as it will keep haunting him forever.
Maj.Kyamanywa is currently recovering from nursing serious wounds after suffering from dislocated chest bones. He revealed that he was attacked last week by unknown people along Mityana road while driving from Fort Portal to Kampala at night.
“These are the guys who kept following me which made wonder what they were up to. After sensing that there was something wrong, I decided to pick other passengers who were on the road side after Mubende so that my car would be filled to the capacity. Mind you I was not armed at all so these thugs could do any harm to me,” he said.
He added that “The thugs started following me from Kyenjonjo up to Mubende and when I stopped to pick other people who could give me comfort, they by me passed at bullet speed. The thugs went and staged a roadblock in Mubende town. They parked at the road slope after Mubende town, pretending as if their car had gotten a mechanical problem and because they had poor lights I ended up hitting their bumper. Four Men came out to finish me off and I struggled with them until they got scared when I pulled out a short baton which they thought was a pistol. They all took off to the nearby bushes, leaving gasping for breath” he narrated.
He went on to say his chest and neck bones were broken during the scuffle and he was later rescued by other road users who were going to Mubende town after finding him unconscious and all his passenger helpless.
When Maj.Kyamanywa reached Mubende Hospital, he informed army officers who sent a team to transfer him to Mbarara University Hospital for Medical attention.
Kyamanywa exclusively told us that ever since he retuerned from the AMISOM mission in Somali where he was in charge of Laboratories he has been receiving death threats from unknown assailants, who order him to quit persuing Karamagi’s case, who was burnt alive on Boxing Day of 2012 at Chameleone’s home.
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He revealed that shortly after returning from Somalia he lodged a complaint at the Directorate of Public Prosecutions (DPP), where Justice Mike Chibita ordered the police to reopen investigations into Karamagi’s murder. He complained that the case file had been closed without apprehending the suspects.
As the case took new investigations, Chameleone with his group met Kyamanywa and requested to give him shs Shs70m to withdraw the case, which he rejected.
Kyamanywa said that “I told them that the life of my son cannot be bought by anything. Let police investigate. If they find you are free then you will walk free without any interruption. Why should you compensate me when you know you are innocent? I asked Chameleone.”
He said Chemeleone left very frustrated, saying that Karamagi’s case was putting him on pressure and portraying him as a murderer because it was not ending. He left vowing that he would do anything possible to make the case end.