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Mivule narrates that he was capturing footage of a scuffle between police and NUP supporters in Kyabakuza trading center along the Masaka-Mbarara highway when Enoch Abaine, the Masaka Regional Police Commander directly aimed at him and shot him in the leg.
NBS TV's journalist Daniel Lutaya addimitted as Masaka Regional Hospital

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Two more journalists are nursing wounds they sustained in running battles between security and National Unity Platform-NUP supporters in Kyabakuza in Masaka District on Sunday morning.  

The two are Daniel Lutaya, a journalist attached to NBS-TV and Ali Mivule, a reporter with NTV-Uganda.

The two were hit in the line of duty as they covered scuffles that started as police dispersed NUP supporters who had gathered to cheer up their presidential candidate, Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu who was passing through the town to Lwengo district for his campaign rally.

Mivule was injured in his right thigh after a teargas canister exploded unto him while Lutaya sustained injuries after police deflated the hind tyre the Boda boda he was travelling on. Mivule narrates that he was capturing footage of a scuffle between police and NUP supporters in Kyabakuza trading center along the Masaka-Mbarara highway when Enoch Abaine, the Masaka Regional Police Commander directly aimed at him and shot him in the leg.  

The journalist, who is receiving treatment at Mukwaya General Hospital in Masaka town accuses Abaine of deliberately targeting journalists who were covering Kyagulanyi.   

//Cue in; “We were standing….    

Cue out; …as an individual.”//    

Luganda  

//Cue in; “tubaddewo nga nyimiridde…    

Cue out; …..owa side eno.”//  

Daniel Lutaya is admitted at Masaka Regional Referral Hospital casualty ward where he is receiving treatment. Earlier in the day, Police also shot at Ashiraf Kasirye Saifuh, a cameraman attached to Gheto Media, an online broadcasting channel.

Kasirye was shot in the forehead and rushed to Masaka Regional Referral Hospital unconscious.  He has since been evacuated to Kampala Hospital for better management, according to Mathias Mpuuga Nsamba, the Deputy President of the NUP for Central Region.

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