The activists put up resistance forcing police to use tear gas and live bullets to disperse them leading to running battles. One of the activists accused police of failing to take action against the continued provocation by Sipapa despite filing several complaints at Kira Road Police Station.
A police patrol packed infront of Chairman' Nyanzi's house in Kamwokya
There are running battles between Police and People Power activists in Kamwokya
city suburbs in Kampala protesting the continued provocation by music promoter, Charles Orema alias Sipapa.
Police moved in to disperse the activists when they blocked Old Kira road
right from the house belonging to Fred Ssentamu Nyanzi alias Chairman Nyanzi
and the offices of the National Unit Platform-NUP party using burning old
The activists put up resistance forcing police to use tear gas and live
bullets to disperse them leading to running battles. One of the activists accused
police of failing to take action against the continued provocation by Sipapa despite filing several
complaints at Kira Road Police Station.
They claimed that Sipapa has repeatedly sneaked in the area and fired at
them without any provocation. Martin Sseku, one of the protesters told URN that
they want the Inspector General of Police, Martin Okoth Ochola to explain to where
Sipapa got the firearms he uses to terrorize them.
He also explained that they decided to take to the streets to express their
dissatisfaction following the police failure to arrest the provocative music promoter
who has repeatedly threatened to kill them.
On Tuesday this week, police used teargas to stop skirmishes involving
Sipapa and People Power activists in Kamwokya. Trouble started after Sipapa
stormed the area with his gang prompting People power leading to skirmishes
with the People power activists.
On September 6th, URN published a story quoting the survivors of
the shooting involving Sipapa calling for justice. They claimed that Sipapa had
gone to Kamwokya on August 29th, 2020 with two men driving a super custom
vehicle registration number UBE 229E who opened fire at them.
Mugisha, who operates a shop on Nyanzi’s building, told URN that he was serving
his customers around 9 am on the said day when chaos broke out after a group
of youth confronted Sipapa accusing him of threatening to shoot them on various
that two men jumped from Sipapa’s vehicle and started shooting at them directly
forcing him to duck for cover. He said one of the bullets hit the doorstep of
his shop where he was standing.
On Tuesday, Charles Twine, the Spokesperson of the Criminal
Investigations Directorate told journalists that they are investigating the
accusations brought against the music promoter.