Lord Mayor Elias Lukwago and the newly constituted KCCA Executive Body visited the unfortunate female student Lowena Nankya, who together with her mother, Namaganda Irene are hospitalized at Mulago Hospital after sustaining serious injuries in a brutal KCCA/Police operation against street vendors.
The team that was led by the Lord mayor Lukwago condemned the act and called for the prosecution of the commander of the enforcement team, SSP Kituuma Rusoke and the errant law enforcement officers “who wantonly and recklessly shot at our people.”
“Racheal survived death by a whisker, for a bullet ripped her upper lip and razed off all the teeth in the upper jaw. Her mother, who earns a living from vending Mukene at Kasenyi landing site, had part of her elbow ripped off by a rubber bullet. Racheal is in S6 at Naalya SSS, Lugazi Campus and she was caught in a melee together with her mother at the Old Taxi park as they headed to the Lugazi-bound taxi stage,” Lukwago told journalists.
“In addition, we have demanded the removal of SSP Kituuma from KCCA as he has overstayed; close to a decade. Finally, we shall expedite the process of enacting into law the Bill for the Law Enforcement Ordinance as well as Street trade ordinance, which stalled pending finalization of the transition processes relating to the new KCCA legal regime,” he added
Lukwago further pledged support and asked his team to ensure that the duo is transferred to a better facility where they can get specialized treatment like plastic surgery to rebuild the young girl’s shattered lips at KCCA’s expense adding that they would ensure the victims get justice and compensation.