Victims who sustained injuries during the city protests in Kampala
are seeking compensation from the government.
On Tuesday, riots broke out in Kampala and other parts of the country following
the arrest of National Unity Platform Presidential Candidate Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu.
Police and the army used tear gas and live bullets to quell the protests
leading to the death and several injuries.
Peter Oguyi, a Boda Boda rider in Kisenyi says that he was hit by a bullet on the
leg near Kisenyi Health Center. He
explains that he was first admitted at the health center before he was referred
to Mulago Hospital, where he has now spent four days.
Oguyi now wants the government to compensate him. He says that the motorcycle
he drove was acquired through a loan.
//cue in “Kati emootoka….
Cue out:…batukole mangu”//
Leopold Nyakauma, who deals in spare parts in Kiseka market where the riots
started from narrates that when the chaos erupted, he closed his shop and
boarded a Boda Boda rider to go home but his journey was cut short when a
police officer shot at the Boda Boda rider.
According to Nyakahuma, when the Boda Boda rider was shot at, he lost control
and they both fell off the motorcycle, but as he stood up to run, he was again shot
twice on the legs.
//cue in: “Nebayi,iliza owa boda….
Cue out:…ebanga te tukola”//
Musa Kasolo, a brother to one of the patients says that the government should
take care of his brother’s five children.
//cue in: “Gwe bakubye esasi….
Cue out:…mumbela mbi”//
While visiting the causality ward at Mulago Hospital on Thursday,
Dr Joyce Moriku Kaduchu, the State Minister of Primary Health Care, said the government
would pay the costs of treatment for the victims.