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One shot dead as police battles Bobi Wine supporters in Nansana

Dan Kyeyune was reportedly shot dead as police battled Bobi Wine supporters in Nansana

Dan Kyeyune was reportedly shot dead as police battled Bobi Wine supporters in Nansana

At least one person was killed and several others injured following a faceoff between People Power activists and police in Masitoowa, Nansana municipality in Wakiso district.

People Power, a pressure political group is led by Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanya aka Bobi Wine who has declared his intention to challenge President Yoweri Museveni in the 2021 elections.

According to People Power spokesperson Joel Ssenyonyi, Dan Kyeyune died after being shot in the head by police and becomes the second Bobi Wine supporter to be killed in two days under unclear circumstances. In Nansana, police registered the incident as 'murder by shooting' whose motive was not yet established. Kyeyune's body was taken to the City mortuary Mulago for a postmortem. 

The Nansana standoff started when police tried to control a procession by People Power activists who were returning from the burial of their colleague, Ritah Nabukenya in Kiboga district.

Nabukenya succumbed to injuries she sustained in a motor accident in Nakawa on Monday. Police is accused by People Power of deliberately knocking dead Nabukenya as she made her way to the blocked Bobi Wine consultation meeting in Ndeeba on Monday. 

Traffic in Nansana, which is heavily populated in the evening, and often experiences jam was worsened by the procession. Three traffic officers who were guiding traffic at Masitowa junction were overwhelmed and called for reinforcement.  

A number of Local Defense Unit personnel on evening patrol and police officers turned up and started firing live bullets and tear gas at the already charged youths without warning. It is during the fracas that Kyeyune was allegedly shot.

Gunfire and tear gas rocked Nansana municipality for over twenty minutes leading to a stampede as people ran for dear life. At least two people were burnt by hot cooking oil that was being used by a roadside street vendor to make evening meals. Irene Mumbejja, a roadside vendor notes that most of her merchandise was stolen during the commotion. 

"As we ran to keep safe, youths were taking our things," Mumbejja who sells bags lamented as she collected the few remaining items.

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+3 #1 Time to Unite 2020-02-26 07:24
Observer you lack professionalism in your reporting. Yes you may smear butter to your story and lose content but it is your right as chief editor.

We understand, Most media houses were compromised. I loved observer and monitor but it looks you too lost substance in yourselves the way you narate stories.
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0 #2 Omega 2020-02-26 11:55
Youth should stop following those political figures and concentrate on their daily activities.

it's too absurd to see the young generation dying in a such manner
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-1 #3 WADADA rogers 2020-02-26 12:46
I guess the intention is to scare others from joining people power
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-1 #4 Empayippayi 2020-02-26 13:00
Quoting Time to Unite:
Observer you lack professionalism in your reporting. Yes you may smear butter to your story and lose content but it is your right as chief editor.

We understand, Most media houses were compromised. I loved observer and monitor but it looks you too lost substance in yourselves the way you narate stories.

At one point I thought I was reading a police statement issued by Uganda Police!
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+1 #5 Lakwena 2020-02-26 16:23
More and more Ugandans who are opposed and contesting Mr. M7's life presidency are becoming his mortal enemies who must be killed.

In other words, every Ugandans who wants to exercise his/her constitutional right, becomes the enemy of the state, who must be shot to kill on sight.

Otherwise, why do the members of the armed forces: the police, UPDF, Prison Service and the LDU, brandish and use the "weapons of war" (AK47) on unarmed Ugandans?

Why are our Courts of Law, the streets and neighborhood patrolled with the ugly weapons of war?

E.g., last week, when Dr. Stella Nyanzi was acquitted by the High Court; the Prison Wardens fired volleys of AK47 at her excited fans. In other words, someone/people could have also lost their lives.
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0 #6 Lakwena 2020-02-26 16:27
Quoting Time to Unite:
Observer you lack professionalism in your reporting. Yes you may smear butter to your story and lose content but it is your right as chief editor.

We understand, Most media houses were compromised. I loved observer and monitor but it looks you too lost substance in yourselves the way you narate stories.


But Time to Unite, for your information GOOD and EVIL cannot UNIT! One must perish.
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+1 #7 sn 2020-02-26 18:21
There is a standard operating procedure.

1. NRM must rule forever.
2. NRA must multiply and be present everywhere to guarantee one above.

3. No Ugandan must express interest in the position of president in Uganda. If so 2 must swing into action.

4. Part of NRA has taken over the role of police and used to recruit ldus and other militia to assist the NRA in 2 above.
5. NRA and its branches including police shall kill anyone with impunity.
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+1 #8 Budapest 2020-02-26 18:39
I think the time has come for all the honest, right thinking and patriotic Ugandans to rise up and fight this People Power propaganda machine.

We need to see through all the lies, half-truths, and blatant twisting of facts by these people who claim to want to lead us.

The time for youth to stand up and take charge of their destiny is indeed upon us but it's sad to see that this important mission has been hijacked by a bunch of power hungry, deceitful and absolutely rabid members of our population.

We need to face People Power in the face and tell them that leading innocent Ugandans to their death through poorly thought out mass actions is indicative of not just a lazy but certainly a selfish and blind strategy.

And while regime change is an absolute necessity in this country, we shall not even for a second turn a blind eye to who should cause that change. And as night follows day, that will not and indeed shall not be Bob and his PP.
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0 #9 Wainanchi 2020-02-26 23:42
As I said before ifvyoubplay with fire you get burnt.

Snd thstvis exactly what happened with this lost and angry man.

He lost life for no reason instead of living and working happily Getvto your senses and live normal life and work instead fighting for whom and what reasons.

Of course tiu do ot know but you trust dog Dingo who is lying and lyring you into disaster and problems.

Get rid of that crooked Dog Dingo and chose good and stable lives.My advice.Ignote Lakwena Akotvand ither dogs who are stirring trouble.
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0 #10 Wainanchi 2020-02-28 03:44
Hello fellow Ugandans.Please please stay calm and behave like civilized people.!!

These boys and girls of Local Defense forces are not jokers.I mean what I am saying.

It us easy to sit on couch and wat chips like Akot,Lajwena and other muyaye and like Good Soldier Soldier Sweik if Check Republuc raising his club and shouting forward to battle. But he was just shouting...I rwLutu neither him nor these fiery advocates did not go to protest but only from their computer keyboards.

What I see these local defences folks are not paying much attention.You attack them they PIGA piga in self defense.

If you are unlucky to bite the bullet you are gone forever .Please stop that nonsense.

These folks are there to protect peace and order.This us not America ,when there police has been killing many many people and many many gave been demonstrating Uganda us bi different.

Please please do not play with dire and respect and salute our peace makers good and peace keeping local defences Force .
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