This post has been uninterrupted to sustain its original touch by the author Ashraf Kasirye, a ghetto TV journalist who was nearly killed in Masaka when RPC Abaine Enock directly fired a canister on his head with the intention to finish his life. Today marks a year since all this ensued. Abaine was never interdicted for his insensitivity but rather promoted while Kasirye lives with life long complications like memory loss.
By Kasirye Ashraf
𝟮𝟳𝘁𝗵 𝗗𝗲𝗰𝗲𝗺𝗯𝗲𝗿 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟬
𝗔 𝗠𝗶𝗿𝗮𝗰𝗹𝗲 𝘄𝗮𝘀 𝗯𝗼𝗿𝗻 – 𝗛𝗲’𝘀 𝗢𝗻𝗲 𝘆𝗲𝗮𝗿 𝘁𝗼𝗱𝗮𝘆
•Today at brunch time I was shot on my head.
•Many people typed ‘Rest in peace Ashraf Kasirye’ (RIP, RIEP, etc).
•My ‘dead’ body fell from the car where I was filming.
•Some comrades out anger lifted the ‘dead’ body and dropped it on one of the police patrol vehicles.
•The police officers ran away, I don’t know why. After a while, one of the friends saw me shaking my head.
•My Brother 𝗔𝗰𝗵𝗶𝗹𝗲𝗼 𝗞𝗶𝘃𝘂𝗺𝗯𝗶 said to comrades, “i have seen him shaking his head. He is alive”, he then asked comrades to rush me to a hospital.
•A few minutes later, Frank Senteza died as the police and army tried to stop comrades from bringing me to Kampala (Rubaga hospital) for treatment.
•I was operated and with God’s grace I survived.
•I am very lucky to state it that I can tell my story to date.
•I got many friends to date and many among them, have become my real family.
•Leaders, Friends such as Bobi Wine, Mummy Barbie Itungo, Lewis Rubongoya and many others stood up to save my life.
•I can’t thank all of you one by one, but I appreciate. I really do Nevertheless, I thank my wife ZamZam and Barbie Kyagulanyi .
•I will never forget what you did, have contined to do for me.
•You can’t imagine that I eat free food and drinks from many hotels where I go to Buy some lunch. They always say, “we love you Ashraf, don’t pay please. It’s our offer”.
•Boda boda opperaters and car owners offer me free rides to wherever I ought to be going.
•I don’t know any of these guys but I always pray for them.
•I have talked to several people world over who became my friends, from all races and continents, you can’t imagine they cry while talking to me and thanking me for loving my country while doing my constitutional work.
●Rest in peace my brother Frank Sentezza.
Your family will see a new Uganda with fundamental democracy, where Journalism and supporting any political party won’t be a crime.