Supporters of People Power, a political pressure group in Uganda are currently camping at Mulago hospital mortuary demanding for the body of their comrade, Rita Nabukenya.
Ms Nabukenya was knocked by speeding police patrol as she headed to Buganda Road Mgistrate’s Court for the hearing of disobedience of statutory case against their patron, Robert Kyagulanyi.
According to Joel Ssenyonyi, the Spokesperson of group, Nabukenya was clad in People Power Attire this morning on a boda-boda (Motorcycle) in Nakawa heading to court and thereafter she was to proceed to Pope Paul memorial hotel where Bobi wine was schedule to have his consultative meting ahead of the 2021 presidential elections.
“A police truck saw her, chased after them and run over her. We have learnt that she has since passed on. We are now at Mulago mortuary, with police tossing us around” Ssenyonyi said.
In his response Bobi Wine said, “Very sad day! Yet again, a leader of the People Power Movement has been murdered by the Museveni regime. Police officers in a patrol vehicle saw comrade Rita Nabukenya donning our attire, drove after her and knocked her dead in broad daylight. We must end this regime of blood”
Eagle Online’s efforts to reach police spokesperson were futile.
Earlier police blocked Bobi Wine’s consultative meeting at Pope Paul memorial hotel on grounds that the group did not meet all requirements to hold a rally.
“On January 31, 2020, the Director Operations AIGP Asuman Mugyenyi wrote to remind Kyagulanyi requesting him to submit the proposals agreed on with the Electoral Commission which has not been done.” Deputy police spokesperson Polly Namaye said earlier today.
“Police therefore, still awaits the assurance that there shall be an effort to respect law and order by abiding with agreed upon strategies in order to embark on the teams consultative meeting schedule.” She said.