The activists were returning from the burial of their colleague, Ritah Nabukenya in Kiboga district. Nabukenya succumbed to injuries she sustained in a motor accident in Nakawa on Monday.
At least one person is feared dead and several
others injured following a faceoff between People Power activists and Police in
The standoff started when Police tried to control a procession
by People Power activists, which had paralysed business and transport in the
The activists were returning from the burial of
their colleague, Ritah Nabukenya in Kiboga district. Nabukenya succumbed to
injuries she sustained in a motor accident in Nakawa on Monday.
The traffic in Nansana municipality, which is
heavily populated in the evening and often experiences jam was worsened by the
Three traffic officers who were guiding traffic at Masitowa junction
were overwhelmed by the traffic and called for reinforcement.
A number of Local Defense Unit personnel on evening
patrol and Police officers turned up and started firing live bullets and tear
gas in the already charged youths without warning.
It is during the fracas that
a people power supporter was shot.
Gunfire and tear gas rocked Nansana
municipality for over twenty minutes leading to a stampede as people ran for
dear life. At least two people were burnt by cooking oil that was being used a
Iren mumbejja, a roadside vendor notes that
most of her merchandise was stolen during the commotion.
"As we ran to keep
safe, youths were taking our things," Mumbejja who sells bags lamented as
she collected the few remaining items.
number of youths were picked by security.
Details to follow...