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Rider in Kawempe Sustains Skull Injuries During Curfew Enforcement

Joseph Sseguya, a resident of Kazo-Angola in Kawempe Division a city suburb was rushing his daughter to Kawempe hospital a few minutes to 9:00 pm on Thursday when he was intercepted by a policeman along Keti falawo Road.
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A boda-boda cyclist in Kawempe is nursing injuries after he was allegedly beaten by police officers during curfew time.

Joseph Sseguya, a resident of Kazo-Angola in Kawempe Division a city suburb was rushing his daughter to Kawempe hospital a few minutes to 9:00 pm on Thursday when he was intercepted by a policeman along Keti falawo Road.

According to Sseguya’s family members who are treating him at Mulago hospital’s Intensive Care Unit-ICU, the security personnel first asked him for money and when he refused to give it to them, they assaulted him.

One of Sseguya’s brothers George Lukyamuzi said the officers whom he alleges were from Kawempe police station on patrol started hitting him with batons on the head while asking him why he was carrying a passenger during curfew time.   He adds that Sseguya’s daughter only identified as Nambi sustained an injury on the leg after falling off the motorcycle.  

//Cue; “batukuba tebatubuziza jetuva…

Cue… akawanga kabikuka."//      

 

Eric Kiwanuka, another brother to the victim, says that they can’t afford to meet the medical bills of their brother who has been the breadwinner of his family of two children and the wife.   

//Cue; “batukuba tebatubuziza jetuva..

Cue… akawanga kabikuka."//      

Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson Patrick Onyango has advised Sseguya’s family to report the case to the division police so that investigations into the incident is carried out.

The government has maintained a night-time curfew which starts from 9:00 pm to 6:30 am as one of the interventions to control the spread of COVID-19. 

On Wednesday, the Police Operations Director, Edward Ochom directed all police commanders to intensify operations to crack down on members of the public who violate curfew.





   

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