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Police shoot dead protestor in Bugweri

Police in Bugweri district shot and killed a young man while quelling a protest in Nawangisa A village. The deceased has been identified as 25 year-old Matia Isooba, a resident of Nawangisa.
 
Police rushed to disperse the angry residents when they blocked the busy Iganga-Tororo highway on Saturday afternoon to protest a decision by the chief administrative officer, Jonathan Mukose to shift Nawangisa health centre II to Minani village and elevate it to a health centre III.

The protesters put up resistance and started pelting the police officers with stones forcing them to respond with fire. Isooba was hit in the lower abdomen killing him instantly. The deputy police spokesperson, Patrick Onyango told URN on phone that Isooba was hit by a stray bullet.

"Police had to come in and in the process they were confront by angry residents who started pelting them with stones. In the process of officers seeing some of their colleagues bleeding because they were injured they started firing in the air. A stray bullet caught him in the stomach." Onyango said. 
 
He explains that 18 police officers were injured by the stone-throwing protestors and are nursing wounds in their homes. He however, said they have started investigating the incident.
 
Yazid Menya, the Nawangisa A village chairperson who led the protest expressed dissatisfaction with the decision of the district to relocate a health facility from his village, saying it promotes unfairness in the new district. 

"This is a new district and we expected equal distribution of resources but this decision is totally unfair to our parish, which has three villages and 1500 people," Menya says. 

Residents claim Minani village already has a health centre III, arguing that establishing another health centre III in the same village will jeopardize service delivery in others.

Comments

-5 #1 Wainanchi 2018-10-08 11:28
Law and order as spelled by the Constitution must be upheld.

Police and Army has ultimate role to protect law and order.

How many protestors daily US police kill and has to do it to protect the United States of America.Why Uganda should be different.Our country is sovereign and had duty and obligation to protect itself against any perpetrators.
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+4 #2 Kelly 2018-10-08 14:29
Dear Wainanchi,

Who is "our" in this case? Is the late Matia Isooba part of the "our?". What is "Law and Order?" Who are the "perpetrators?". Who are the aggressors?

So what did the young lady in Mpererwe, who was washing clothes outside her home do to die of a "stray bullet" shot 572kms from Arua?

But police didn't say they killed the attacker, but rather it was a "stray bullet". So how do you come to the conclusion that "the country must be protected?"

So Mr. Wainanchi, what should we the wretched of the earth do when police is chasing after "perpetrators" so that "stray bullets" do not get us from underneath our beds?
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+2 #3 gwok 2018-10-08 14:39
Quoting Wainanchi:
Law and order as spelled by the Constitution must be upheld.

Police and Army has ultimate role to protect law and order.

How many protestors daily US police kill and has to do it to protect the United States of America.Why Uganda should be different.Our country is sovereign and had duty and obligation to protect itself against any perpetrators.


Please read that Constitution well.

For example, (a) the army is to safeguard the country from EXTERNAL aggression and not to kill Ugandans protesting (internally) against misrule. (b) Protecting the regime is not the same thing as protecting Uganda. (c) etc [no more space here].
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-2 #4 Wainanchi 2018-10-08 19:01
,@Kelly. .Maan, noone condons death of innocent people. We mentioned here case of the United States. You had no comment. Why?

On innovent victims ,called collateral damage,best is described by one US commanding general in Iraq who justfied killing of hundreds thousand of innocent civilians calling them collateral damage.

That is cruel Stray boolets are strayed boolets. Wrong person at a wrong time and place.
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0 #5 Akot 2018-10-08 19:38
Quoting Kelly:


What is "Law and Order?" Who are the "perpetrators?". Who are the aggressors?

So what did the young lady in Mpererwe, who was washing clothes outside her home do to die of a "stray bullet" shot 572kms from Arua?

But police didn't say they killed the attacker, but rather it was a "stray bullet". So how do you come to the conclusion that "the country must be protected?"

What should we the wretched of the earth do when police is chasing after "perpetrators" so that "stray bullets" do not get us from underneath our beds?


Thanks!

The wretched of the earth can just UNITE, come out in FULL to Block Musevnei & force him out!

This will leave police/army just 1 option: go with Museveni or start protecting/working for Ugandans!

The country & its tax money will not go with Museveni, right?
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0 #6 jose 2018-10-10 07:51
according to Onyango Isooba wasin the up in the air thats why a stray bullet fired up go Isooba just in lower abdomen

Mbu police officers are nursing wounds in their homes as if they have nurses in their homes

iF 33 PEOPLE STONED CAR AND CHARGEDWITH TREASON, WHY NOT 18 POLICE BE CHARGED WITH MURDER
The law should befor all not for tutsis
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0 #7 Fred Bamulutira 2018-10-11 11:40
It is amazing to me that a bullet shot in the air hits the lower abdomen with enough impact to kill a person.

Are Ugandan bullets travel differently from the bullets I know?
We are tired of lies told to the public. So you know we are not all gullible.

You can lie some people sometimes, but you cannot lie to all people all times.
One AIGP a few days ago said "the government has the power to kill. It can also kill you then compesate you" How can you copensate a dead person? We are fed up PERIOD.
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