Uganda’s music star Joseph Mayanja a.k.a Jose Chameleone has denied any involvement in the circumstances that led to the death of the intruder who entered the singer’s house last week and performed a Tibet style immolation.
On Boxing Day, Robert Karamagi, found his way into Chameleone’s seguku based residence under unclear circumstances, had an exchange with the singer’s wife Daniella, set himself ablaze in the process before succumbing to the burns at Mulago Hospital where he had been taken for treatment.
On Wednesday, a 13 year old boy made a statement at Kajansi Police Station saying he saw Chameleone and his crew torture a man in his compound before setting him ablaze.
However, using his Facebook page, Chameleone while expressing regret at the loss of life says he did what every responsible citizen would do in the circumstances by alerting the Police when he realized there was a stranger in his house.
Below is what the singer had to say
“Happy new year Chameleone and Leone island fans!
With all due respect I have not been quiet about all that is revolving around me for any selfish reason. It is a trying moment.
I pass my sincere condolences to the family and friends of the bereaved.
As a parent I cannot blame his family for who he was because we bear children and who they become is their choice.
This Man intruded into my house and acted in a self-destructive manner that I can’t explain what he had in mind except narrate what I witnessed.
Upon his threats against my family, as responsible citizens we alerted the police who came a few minutes after he set himself ablaze.
Even when authority came in he still acted unusual and violent and neither did he report to them that any body had set him on fire.
Police had to handcuff him as they struggled to put him on the police car that drove him to Kajjansi police station from where he was rushed to hospital where he did not at least tell to the attending doctors who put him in that state.
After a few hours, his family reported to hospital and only until his last minutes it’s alleged that he told them I was his friend and I had blame on his fate!
I am born, raised, and will forever be Ugandan, and I am not above the law!
I am encountering a lot of judgement from selfish minds upon this incident but only GOD can judge me.
“LEONE ISLAND TUGENDE TUKOLE”
The singer who has won a lot of fans with his hit music will be keen to clear his name of any unfounded allegations regarding this matter and it is the reason he has been quick to dispel any rumors linking him in any way to the unfortunate incident.