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Parents, relatives of people killed in Bobi Wine protest narrate last moments

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Over 16 People have already been confirmed dead as a result of protests against the arrest of Presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi Sentamu alias Bobi Wine.

Parents and relatives of the killed people have been found at City mortuary, Mulago waiting to pick the bodies of their beloved ones.

With tears rolling down, the relatives narrated the last moments with the victims.

Benon Nkwasibwe from Kajaara Rwashamire in Ntungamo who is an uncle of a 24 year old Sadam Mwebesa who was shot in Wednesday’s protest says that Mwebesa was shot when he was vending his books that he authored in town.

According to Nkwasibwe, the deceased is a fresh graduate whose life was promising because even when he was not yet employed, he could provide for help to his home people.

He says he woke up in the morning and went to town as usual to sell his books. When the protests started, Mwebesa hired a boda boda rider to go back home and he was shot dead by an unidentified police officer leaving the town to Bwaise where he has been staying.

“My son has left tears in the eyes of many especially us parents who took him to school. We had a lot of expectations, now we do not know what to do,” Nkwasibwe narrates.

Moreen Nakazibwe a wife to Peter Kintu a boda boda rider who has been a bread winner who was shot dead by local defense unit-LDU soldier says that the husband woke up early in the morning and left to town for work. When the protests started, he decided to come back home to avoid tears gas.

When Kintu arrived in Nansana where he stays, he decided to join friends at a welding shop. It is from there that he was shot dead by an LDU soldier.

Kintu left seven children and his wife worries on how she will survive with these children in a rented house.

Nasser Kongora a brother to Ayubu Kongoro who was killed in Kisenyi in town says that his brother was working at a maize flour machine; it is where the bullet found him and killed him instantly.

Kongoro(the deceased) hails from Iganga in Eastern part of Uganda and he has left  six children and a wife that he has been taking care of.

Ibrahim Mukiibi a friend of Willy Amasi (deceased), a carpenter at Kubiiri Mulago narrates that his friend Amasi, a 29 year old and a father of one was on his way to home and when the shooting began, he did not survive.

He has been working in this place for over 6 years and he hails from Butambala. Friends say that he has been a peaceful person and that he will be massively missed by family and friends.

Kato Isiima from Namugongo, a friend to Oneck Kansiime a boda boda rider who was shot in Namugongo narrates that Kansiime has died an innocent man and that he was shot when he was returning from a shop where he was sent by a client.

Late Kansiime hails from Bushenyi and the friends are saying that they are trying to contact his relatives. When he was shot dead, friends hired a car and brought him to the city mortuary for further treatment.

Isiima says that the friend was not part of the protests. “Kasiime was from buying goods for his clients when he was shot dead.”

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