Crime & Investigation

PHOTO: 19 Injured, 22 Arrested in Besigye Chaos

A woman whimpers in pain after being hit with a stone at Wandegeya in Kampala on Monday (Photo: Pat Larubi/ChimpReports)

At least one person died and 19 others sustained injuries in fatal clashes between security forces and Dr Kizza Besigye’s supporters in Kampala on Monday, visit web nurse police have announced.

The injured include a police woman who was stoned by Besigye’s supporters at Wandegeya roundabout.

“A total of 19 persons including 1 female police officer were injured, 16 were discharged while 5 are still admitted though out of danger,” said police spokesperson Fred Enanga in a statement seen on Tuesday.

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He said police recorded one death “whose cause has not been established yet”.

The deceased, whose body was found lying on Kampala-Wandegeya road, has since been identified as Daniel Nsubuga.

It is understood police detectives are probing circumstances under which Nsubuga died.

Enanga said at least 22 male suspects were arrested as part of the wider investigation into the clashes.

Besigye was on Monday evening transported back to his home in Kasangati, Wakiso District.

Enanga said Police have a “duty to protect the safety of the public, together with the right to protect themselves, and had to act accordingly, given the intensity of the attacks they faced from an emerging crowd of rowdy protesters.”

He confirmed that the situation was contained and that calm and normalcy returned to the suburbs of Wandegeya, and the wider Kampala City.

“With one more day of campaigns, we shall continue securing the electoral environment, free from abuse for all voters, candidates, and the general public,” said Enanga.


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