Police Shoots 55 Year Old in Sanitation Operation

William Bandiho was shot and injured by a police officer in a sanitation enforcement operation

Police in Kagadi District is holding a police constable who allegedly shot and wounded a 55 year old man in an operation to crack down on people without sanitary facilities in Muhorro sub-county Kagadi District.

The Kagadi District Police Commander, price Peter Ongwara, identifies the suspect as Joseph Kyaligonza a police constable attached to Muhorro Police Post in Kagadi District.

The suspect is alleged to have shot and wounded William Bandiho, in Kajuma Village in Muhorro sub-county during the operation to crack down all residents without sanitary facilities such as Pit latrines, rackets, dustbins and Kitchen.

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Joyce Mutume, wife to the victim says that it was at around 4am Thursday morning when he heard a group of about seven people who broke into the house and walked straight to their bedroom.

He husband she says tried to fight back as a scuffle ensued, and the intruders ended up shooting him in the leg.

Speaking to Chimpreports, Allen Kansiime, the Health Assistant Muhorro sub-county who led the Village Health team (VHT) operation said it was not the intention of the constable to shoot the victim but it was a result of a scuffle.

She said the victim William Bandiho threatened to hurt the police officer with a machete.

Emmanuel Asaba, the LC3 Chairman Muhorro sub-county has condemned the act, saying he was not informed about the operation.

The victim is currently admitted at Kagadi government hospital.


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