A Boda Boda cyclist identified as Vincent Sseeunji, who was shot by police on the first night of the curfew has succumbed to bullet wounds.
Sserunji was shot at around 20:00 hours in Kisimbiri trading centre, Wakiso district by a police officer named Wafula Vincent who claims the deceased had defied the presidential curfew directives. Much as the police refutes claims that the shot victim is dead, our sources have contacted the mother of the victim, Benna who confirms that her son has perished to the wounds. “My son has died. They killed him in a very reckless way. Home is just metres away and he proved to them how he was returning,” Benna tearfully says. “My son has been the sole provider, I don’t know how we shall live without him,” she further reveals.
The deceased is alleged to have defied the curfew on Monday, 30 when the president asked that all Ugandans be home by 19:00 hours. A statement from the Kampala Metropolitan police spokesperson, Onyango Patrick claims the deceased was involved in a brawl with another police officer, Isaac Kabosi before Wafula Steven opened fire. In a widely televised warning interview, the head of land operations, Henry Obbo cautioned members of the forces to desist from using excess force while manning operations.