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Agnes Nakavuma, a resident of Kirombe Nsambya, says she was injured a by teargas fired by police officers dispersing a procession by Makindye West Division Legislator, Allan Ssewanyana following his nomination on October 15th, 2020.
Agnes Nakavuma who was injured by a teargas cannister .

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A woman in Kampala has petitioned the Inspector General of Police, Martin Okoth Ochola demanding compensation of Shillings 500 million after being injured by a teargas canister.

 Agnes Nakavuma, a resident of Kirombe Nsambya, says she was injured a by teargas fired by police officers dispersing a procession by Makindye West Division Legislator, Allan Ssewanyana following his nomination on October 15th, 2020.

Through her lawyers of Nalukoola, Kakeeto Advocates, Nakavuma, says she sustained physical injuries on the right upper limb and right part of her abdomen among others. According to Nakavuma, she was walking to the market along Makindye-Mubaraka to purchase fruits and vegetables for her business when she was hit. 

Through her lawyers, Nakavuma says that she was rushed to St Francis Hospital Nsambya unconscious where she is still admitted. Her lawyers led by Nalukoola Luyimbazi say that their client has undergone several surgical operations and more have been recommended.

“To that extent, therefore, our client is mentally traumatized and has since sustained Physical injuries at the hands of the police officers who are constitutionally mandated to protect people and their properties. However, neither the commanding officer of that operation nor any officer of Uganda Police Force has ever responded and or made any attempt to ensure that the victim receives medication ", reads the petition in part.  

Adding that, “The purpose of this letter is to bring to your attention the fact that your subordinates committed the impugned wrongs against the victim and no steps were taken for reinstitution, compensation and general treatment of the victim".


The lawyers are demanding compensation of Shillings 500million for their clients and Shillings 10 million for legal fees payable within 14days failure of which will leave them no option but to commence legal proceedings against the police boss. 

The Deputy Kampala Metropolitan Area Police Spokesperson, Luke Owoyesigyire told URN that they are aware of what happened to Nakavuma and officers from Katwe Police Station were dispatched to visit the scene and record statements on what transpired. Owoyesigyire says their preliminary findings show that there are two versions of the incident.

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At the time Nakavuma got injured, the Electoral Commission had stopped all parliamentary aspirants against holding processions during their nomination so as to comply with the COVID-19 restrictions.

Each candidate was expected to show up at the nomination center with not more than 10 people including their nominator, seconder and driver among others. However, some politicians still ahead to mobilise their supporters to escort them, which put them in direct confrontation with the police force.

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