According to Susan’s mother Ajolina Gaturude her daughter was injured by a rubber bullet by police officers when they fired rounds of bullets and tear gas even in the market where innocent people including her daughter where carrying on their normal activities
A teenage vendor in Kamwokya
Market Zone is nursing a broken leg which she sustained when she was hit by suspected rubber bullet.
On Thursday there were running battles between Police and
People Power activists in Kamwokya - Kampala, when they were protesting
the continued provocation by music promoter, Charles Orema alias Sipapa to
Police swung in action 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, by using burning old vehicle tyres. Police fired tear gas and rubber bullets in
In the process Ntindinyeenka Suzan Winnie, a 19-year-old vendor in Kamwokya market zone was one of the victims when
she was hit by a suspected rubber bullet in the market while carrying out her
dairy activity of selling foodstuffs .
According to Susan’s mother Ajolina Gaturude, her daughter was injured by a rubber bullet fired by police officers
when they opened fire in the market where innocent people including her
daughter where carrying on their usual activities.
Susan was carrying her young sister and attending to some customers outside the market when police started
firing bullets in the market and chasing people who were entering the
market. "I heard Suzan crying out loud for help," Gaturude tearfuly told
She further says that they rushed Suzan to a nearby
clinic but they were advised to go to Naguru
Hospital for an Ex-ray check-up , where the results indicated that Suzan sustained a broken bone in the left leg, However, they refused
being admitted due to high medical bills she cannot meet .
Galiwango Geoffrey, the Kamwokya market zone market chairman
who was among volunteers who carried Susan to the hospital, says that right now Suzan’s
condition needs assistance by government to get proper medical tension.
“This little girl should be treated by
government, specifically police," he said. "Can you imagine police firing teargas canisters
and bullets in the market where there were no protesters!"
//Cue: “nebakuba tear-gas…
Cue: …katale munda”//
Kampala metropolitan police spokesperson
Patrick Onyango said that he was yet to receive information regarding Suzan’s
injury but advised them to file the case with police so that for investigations
can be done to ascertain wither she was not part of the demonstrators.