Uganda Police teargas canister has today morning injured Red Pepper’s senior political reporter Nicholas Mwesigwa while covering the FDC presidential nominations at Najjanankumbi, along Entebbe road.
“I sustained a back injury. Some pieces of canister are stuck in my back,” Nicholas said adding that; “They fired teargas and bullets to a few of Besigye supporters who were heading to Najjanakumbi. Just a few meters to the headquarters, they intercepted them and a police officer identified as Asiimwe Fred fired bullets and teargas and the canister fragment shattered my back.”
Police also shot a Besigye supporter with a rubber bullet and was rushed to hospital for treatment.
The shot Besigye supporter has been identified as Godfrey Bbale.