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Wakiso DPC arrested for shooting dead curfew violator

Wakiso district police commander (DPC) Medard Asiimwe and three others have been arrested in connection to the shooting that claimed the life of John Katumba alias Kenzo on Sunday night.

Katumba was gunned down when Asiimwe together with his driver and two unnamed police stormed a pub in Nsangi central zone to arrest revellers for drinking past the night curfew time, which resulted in altercations.

During the scuffle, Asiimwe opened fire in an attempt to disperse the rowdy revellers and hit Katumba in the process. Police patrol tried to rush the father of two to Mulago National Referral Hospital to save his life but he succumbed to the bullet wounds on Monday morning.

Now, Luke Owoyesigyire, the Kampala Metropolitan deputy police spokesperson, says that Asiimwe together with two police officers and a driver are in custody. Earlier on residents had planned to stage demonstrations to protest what they called police brutality in enforcing curfew but security foiled the protests.

Gerald Lubowa, one of the residents has expressed concern over the unbecoming behaviour of police officers at Nsangi police station. Innocent Mukasa, a chapatti seller in Nsangi, says Asiimwe has been working with some former special police constables to harass them.

Owoyesigyire has called for calm from residents as they investigate the allegations.

“We call upon people in the area to remain calm because we have heard threats of these people attacking the police station. This matter of shooting and other claims will be investigated,” he said.

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0 #1 Kalibbala 2021-10-05 20:51
“We call upon people in the area to remain calm because we have heard threats of these people attacking the police station. This matter of shooting and other claims will be investigated,” he said..All this Hogwash has been told Dead Ugandans for the Last 40 Years..!

Too much Guns on Mosquito's Heads to the Extent that Today Everybody even Kisiraani Himself lives on Gun Point!! it is Only a matter of time that Those brainwashed Psychopaths called LDU and Police Interahamwe Shoot him Dead To Save Our Bleeding Country!!!Shooting Someone Dead for "Violating Curfew" Order! ONLY!?? FAILED STATE.
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+1 #2 Lakwena 2021-10-06 07:48
But who commands who in our armed forces ("... Asiimwe together with his driver and two unnamed police stormed a pub in Nsangi central zone to arrest revellers for drinking past the night curfew time, which resulted in altercations??

Armed to shoot to kill, and in the company of his juniors and/or subordinates; who commanded DPC,Afande Asiimwe to go to the front-line?

This is just one of the so many cases of the vulgarization and lawlessness of the Uganda police.

In other words, just as we have a Dirty Commander in Chief, Bloody Gen Tibuhaburwa; Afande Asiimwe is a dirty Cop.

Otherwise, in the good-old-days of my father, a police officer of Asiimwe's rank has no business carrying an AK47 assault riffle. All a high ranking officer would have is an official stick and the command of words to his Junior officers to do the needful.
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