Robert Kyagulanyi, the NUP presidential candidate has appealed to the public to forgive most of the police officers that treat them inhumanely, saying they are only working on the orders of their superiors.
people admitted at Kawolo hospital on Monday after sustaining serious injuries
in an accident during the campaign trail of the National Unity Platform-NUP
presidential candidate, Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu have died.
The dead are Jonathan Ssempala and Robert Kigozi. They were among the six people admitted at Kawolo hospital in Lugazi municipality after being
involved in an accident while following Kyagulanyi’s campaigns.
accident happened at midday in the middle of a sugar cane plantation at
Nagojje where police stopped Kyagulanyi's convoy from accessing Namataba and
Kayanja trading centers.
According to the eyewitnesses, the accident
occurred after police started teargassing NUP supporters to stop them following
Kyagulanyi’s convoy. The accident victims were driving in a Super Custom
vehicle, which lost control and overturned. The other accident victims are Juma
Wassaja, Moses Sentongo, Meddy Sebandeke and Margret Ssimbwa.
Five other people were rushed and admitted at Mukono
General Hospital with various injuries they sustained in the campaign trail. Eric Yiga, a journalist working with Salt TV was also admitted at Mukono
International Hospital after being knocked by a Boda boda cyclist.
Fred Ssimbwa Kaggwa, the NUP Nakifuma County
parliamentary candidate whose wife Margret Ssimbwa was knocked, says most of
the accidents are avoidable once police sticks to its role of protecting
citizens instead brutalizing them.
He says several people in Buikwe and
Mukono sustained injuries but failed to access health centers for proper health
care. Patrick Onyango, the Kampala Metropolitan Police
Spokesperson, says police has started investigating circumstances under, which
the accidents occurred especially in Mukono.
“Police in Naggalama are
investigating a serious accident that happened Monday along Nagojje road, while for Boda
boda accidents, preliminary investigations indicate slippery roads and
recklessness of riders which rendered them vulnerable to accidents,” Onyango said.
Robert Kyagulanyi, the NUP presidential
candidate has appealed to the public to forgive most of the police officers
that treat them inhumanely , saying they are only working on the
orders of their superiors.
//Cue in: “Abo abasirikale na…
Cue out: …bonna bafanagana,”//
Reverend Peter Bakaluba Mukasa, one of the NUP
candidates is dismayed by the conduct of security personnel.