Uganda police says MP's guard likely killed by stray bullet

7 hours 26 minutes ago

Police in Uganda have averred that a police guard of a legislator who was shot dead on Monday evening may have died as a result of a stray bullet.

As at midnight of Monday, the police had yet to issue an official statement on the incident which reportedly started after an attack on the president’s convoy in Arua.

There is a bye-election in the area making it a hotbed of political activity in the country. Yasin Kawooya, the slain police guard was detailed to Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine.

West Nile police spokesperson, Josephine Angucia speaking to NTV via phone also confirmed that over thirty people including lawmakers had been arrested especially with relation on the attack on President Yoweri Museveni’s vehicle.

“About thirty-four people have been arrested, many of them are from outside Arua, they are MPs from Njiri, Kampala and so on. A number of people from outside, they are the ones who we actually arrested and they are the ones in that convoy which stoned the presidential lead car.

“As I speak all of them are in our custody, we don’t know if among them there are journalists. Screening will be done so as to establish the truth of the matter,” she added.

Bobi Wine, an opposition lawmaker, was reportedly supporting independent candidate Kassiano Wadri. President Museveni was also in Arua campaigning for the ruling National Resistance Movement’s Nusura Tiperu.

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Uganda president attacked, MP's guard shot dead ahead of bye-election

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A senior press secretary to Ugandan president Yoweri Kaguta Museveni said on Monday evening that the president’s car came under attack by opposition supporters in the town of Arua, where a bye-election is to hold on Wednesday.

Phtos shared by Don Wanyama showed that the rear mirror of the president’s Toyota V8 had been smashed in the attack. He did not comment whether the president was hurt or not.

President KagutaMuseveni car that was hit by opposition supporters this evening in Arua town. The police will issue a statement on this incident shortly. nbstv newvisionwire DenisNabz FrankTumwebazek mollykamukama JustineLumumba pic.twitter.com/qlT9jwePJ0

— Don Wanyama (nyamadon) August 13, 2018

The information came barely an hour after a popular lawmaker, Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu also known as Bobi Wine, posted on Twitter that police had attempted to kill him.

“Police have shot my driver dead thinking they’ve shot at me. My hotel is now cordoned off by police and SFC,” he wrote on Twitter with a photo of his driver slumped in the front seat.

Local media portals are reporting that Bobi Wine has been taken into police custody along with a fellow lawmaker.

Bobi Wine, an opposition lawmaker, was reportedly supporting independent candidate Kassiano Wadri. President Museveni was also in Arua campaigning for the ruling National Resistance Movement’s Nusura Tiperu.

The driver of HEBobiwine has been shot dead in Arua. Kawooya Yasin was killed in a cross fire that characterized the end of the campaigns for Arua Municipality seat where Kyagulanyi was campaigning for Kassiano Wadri. #NBSLiveAt9 #NBSUpdates #NBSFocusOnArua

— NBS Television (nbstv) August 13, 2018

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