July 1, 2015

Police Shoots Besigye Supporter

News reaching Red Pepper online reveal that one supporter of Presidential hopeful Dr. Col. Kizza Besigye has been shot by a police officer at Forum for Democratic change party head quarters in Najjanankumbi along Entebbe road.

Besigye supporter on the ground after being shot with a rubber bullet
Besigye supporter on the ground after being shot with a rubber bullet

One of Besigye’s aide Shawn Mubiru, at the scene posted on Facebook a photo of a man lying on ground with a caption “From spraying Teargas at Dr. Kizza Besigye’s supporter at Najjanankumbi one has been shot he is lying on the ground. ‪#‎FDCFlagBearer.”

Doreen Nyanjura another supporter of Besigye at the party head quarters also posted an update saying; “Dr KB’s supporter shot by police at FDC head quarters!”

The party’s official Facebook page has also confirmed the news. “One Dr. Kizza Besigye has been shot by a Police Officer.”

Besigye supporters at FDC offices.
Besigye supporters at FDC offices.

Dr. Besigye who is vying for the presidency for the fourth consecutive time is being nominated by his supporters in absentia since he is outside the country.

Police Speaks out

Kampala Metropolitan Police spokesperson, Patrick onyango confirmed the shooting.

“Yes he was shot with a rubber bullet and we rushed him to the hospital,” said Onyango adding that; “Officers have been sent to the hospital to cross check the condition of the patient.”

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