People Power violent procession confronted our joint security patrol leading to the death of Kyeyune, says police

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People Power violent procession confronted our joint security patrol leading to the death of Kyeyune, says police

Uganda Police spokesperson Fred Enanga has accused People Power Movement supporters for attacking police officers on duty leasing to the death of person at Nansana.

Kyeyune Daniel 33, was shot to death by security personnel said to be a Local Defense Unity (LDU) officer.

The deceased was part of People Power Movement congregation returning from Kiboga for the burial of again a People Power Movement who is said to have been knocked to death by a police patrol at Nakawa along Kampala – Jinja road.

Kampala Metropolitan Police spokesperson SP Onyango Patrick has issued a statement regarding the Nansana fracas;

‘Yesterday, 25/02/2020, at around 7:30pm, the Joint Security Patrol team at Nansana Municipality, in Wakiso district, was confronted by a violent procession that disrupted traffic flow and business around Masitowa area in Nansana for almost two hours’, Mr Onyango states in the statement.

“The rowdy crowd was joined by another group from Nansana that disrupted traffic flow along the highway; those armed with sticks started beating bystanders and other road users,” he explained.

Onyango has told Whisper Eye that the police gave several commands to the violent crowd, on motorcycles, motor vehicles, and on foot to disperse; they absolutely disregarded instructions, and aggressively approached the joint team of patrollers, others dangerously pelting stones at them.

‘The team used several crowd dispersal methods that included the use of batons, teargas and bullets’, SP Onyango states.

‘In the heat of the moment, the body of a male adult, allegedly shot dead by unknown persons, was found near Bank of Africa, Nansana Branch’, he said.

The patrollers, retrieved the body of the victim amidst hostilities and transported it to City Mulago for post mortem analysis.

The deceased later was identified as Daniel Kyeyune, a resident of Nakulabye.

The IGP Martin Okoth Ochola instructed the Directorate of Criminal Investigations to thoroughly investigate the shooting incident.

A task team has already reconstructed the scene and is reviewing among other things recordings from the CCTV cameras, 999, dispatch and accounts from witnesses.

They have recovered three spent cartridges, a stone, one left sandal from the scene and close to the body.

All the patrollers on duty last night, are being interviewed and their weapons, exhibited for further forensic analysis.

Today People Power supporters have engaged police in running battles around Nakulabye ares the area of residence to the deceased.