Police issues statement on the death of People Power supporter

Following the social media outburst about the excess police brutality on opposition supporters, the Uganda police force has laboured to explain circumstances that led to the death of Ritah Nabukenya this Monday morning.

According to the letter, the deceased was travelling on a motorcycle UEY 675P. Police says her motorist clashed with another cyclist in the process of overtaking their police patrol, UP 4841 around Nakawa market. They further stress that their patrol vehicle stopped to pick up an injured Nabukenya to rush her to Mulago hospital for treatment. All this occurred while the other motorist with an ‘unidentified’ registration number fled the scene and remains on the run.

The police further promises to open an inquiry into the matter and that they will base on the eye witness accounts on top of CCTV footage that will be retrieved for review.

Controversies

The police narrative is however contrary to what some of the interviewed witnesses said earlier. Many assert that the police patrol intentionally knocked Nabukenya’s Boda cyclist to shield her from accessing Buganda road court where Bobi Wine had a session for the social media tax case.

It is not the first time that police is producing fabricated evidence to divert the public from authentic People Power narratives. In the gruesome murder of Fire base affiliated musician, Ziggy Wine police came up with a far different version of what had actually happened. Besides, the issued police letter is back dated to (24, February 2018) yet the events occurred today which clearly depicts some elements of panic.

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