Gov't Vows Tough Action On Luzira Shooters


drugs more about geneva; font-size: small;”>A gun-wielding cop identified as Komakech Santos Makmot fired indiscriminately at a crowd that was protesting evictions of their business structures in Port Bell.

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side effects geneva; font-size: small;”>He killed two and left some seriously injured. As Komakech’s sub-machine gun spewed bullets, store KCCA kiboko squad pounced on the residents thus mercilessly clobbering them with huge sticks.

Komakech and the commander of the operation, KCCA Physical Planning Director George Agaba, are behind bars at Jinja Road awaiting prosecution.

In a statement, Information Minister Karooro Okurut said government unequivocally condemns the actions of the persons involved in this unfortunate incident.

“We convey our condolences and regret the loss of life. We would like to assure Ugandans that investigations are ongoing and disciplinary action will be taken in accordance with the Law,” Okurut said.

“All measures will also be instituted to prevent the recurrence of such incidents.

We are there appealing to the public to remain calm and cooperate with institutions of the state carrying out investigations,” she added.

“We shall continue to update the public on the progress of investigations and action that will ultimately be taken when results are out.”

Ugandans have roundly condemned the shooting. Top opposition figures have called on state to expedite the prosecution of Agaba and Komakech. They also want Kiboko squad members who terrorised the residents arrested and prosecuted.

Police boss Lt. Gen. Kale Kayihura said the duo faces murder charges. They are expected in court today.


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