Police confirm one Bobi Wine supporter has died

Relatedly, Police said five people have sustained injuries when the vehicle they were traveling in overturned.


The Uganda Police have confirmed one person has died from Kawolo Hospital as a result of an accident that happened earlier on Monday at Mayangayanga along Nagoje Road.

According to Mr Patrick Onyango, the spokesperson for the Kampala Metropolitan Police, the accident happened at around 11: 10 AM on Monday.

A disturbing Photo of one of the injured supporters of Presidential Candidate Kyagulanyi Ssentamu in Nakifuma.

He said that it involved a Police motor vehicle, a Toyota Land Cruiser, and two civilian owned motorcycles.

“One motorcycle registration number is UDR 448C Bajaj red in colour while the registration of the other wasn’t identified,” he said.

Onyango added, “the two motorcycle riders were riding carelessly and each was carrying two passengers.

As the two riders were riding their motorcycles, Onyango said one lost control of his motorcycle and knocked the other. The riders and passengers fell in the middle of the road and were knocked by a police car.”

Mr Kyagulanyi and his supporters| Courtesy photo.

Mr Onyango said one victim was rushed to Kawolo Hospital in critical condition where he passed on.

The deceased has been identified as Jonathan Ssempala, a 28-year-old.

Using their verified social media handles, NUP officials said a police truck knocked down their supporters, who were following presidential hopeful Kyagulanyi, as he campaigned in areas of Lugazi, leaving them with injuries.

Police spent the whole of Monday firing teargas and bullets to disperse supporters of Kyagulanyi who either tried to follow him in large numbers or stood alongside the roads to wave to their candidate.

Mr Kyagulanyi while exchanging words with the Police on Monday| Courtesy photo.

Kyagulanyi has continuously condemned the acts of what he calls police brutality that has so far dominated his presidential campaigns.

Relatedly, Police said five people have sustained injuries when the vehicle they were traveling in overturned.

Onyango revealed that a one Vincent Ssempijja, 18, is still admitted at Kawolo Hospital while the others have been referred to Mulago Referral Hospital.

Supporters of Presidential Candidate Kyagulanyi Ssentamu trying to help those who were involved in another accident on Monday| Internet photo.

According to the Police statement released Monday evening, those rushed to Mulago are Moses Ssentongo, 24, Steven Ssebuliba, 30, Robert Kigozi, 22, and Medi Ssebadeki, all of whom are residents of Nakifuma, Mukono District.