Six people are admitted at Karoli Lwanga Hospital Nyakibale in Rukungiri, following the shooting that erupted when Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) presidential candidate Patrick Amuriat Obol, in the company of ‘son of the soil’ Dr. Warren Kiiza Besigye, was campaigning in the area on Wednesday.
According to sources, those injured include Christopher Muhwezi and David Ayorekire, both of who were shot in the stomach and have been operated upon but are still in the intensive care section.
Others injured include Farouk Bangirana, Narisi Muhumuza, Davison Aryasingura and Julius Turyomunsi Mondo.
On the fateful day, one Edison Nasasira was shot dead, and since then FDC former presidential candidate Dr. Besigye was arrested from Rukungiri and detained at Naggalama Police Station, and will reportedly be charged with ‘causing’ Nasasira’s death.
The shooting in Rukungiri and other incidents involving police brutality come in the wake of Igara West MP Raphael Magyezi tabling a private members bill aimed at removing the presidential age limit enshrined in Article 102 (b) that was set at 75 years in the 1995 Constitution.
Observers say Magyezi’s move is meant to pave way for President Yoweri Museveni, who is the National Resistance Movement (NRM) Chairman, to contest for elections in 2021 when aged 77 years, two years above the current constitutional cap.