One shot as military quells ‘free Bobi Wine’ riots in Kampala

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Beatrice Akol, a security guard working with Securex was today shot in the leg with a rubber bullet while on duty at Orient bank

Beatrice Akol, a security guard working with Securex, has been shot and injured while military and regular police battled Pro-Bobi Wine protesters in Kisekka market, downtown Kampala.

Akol was shot in the leg with a rubber bullet while on duty at Orient bank.

Military deployed in Kisekka market

Police used teargas and bullets to disperse hundreds of angry supporters of Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi who are unhappy with his detention.

On Monday, Buganda Road Chief Magistrates Court charged Bobi Wine with disobedience of statutory duty contrary to section 116 of the Penal Code Act.

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Prosecution alleges that in July, 2018, Kyagulanyi, his co-accused and others at large while at City Square in Kampala, disobeyed sections 5 and 10 of the Public Order Management Act.

Buganda Road Grade One Magistrate, Esther Nahilya remanded the suspects to prison until May 02, 2019.

On Tuesday, riots erupted in the capital Kampala sparking running battles with Field Force Unit (FFU), regular police and military police.

Protestors who were standing on top of the buildings, pelted the officers with stones while youth forced traders to close their shops and join the demonstration.

In Kamwokya and Kyaggwe road, traders closed their shops as rowdy youth burnt tyres in the middle of the road.

Police deployed heavily and took over Wandegeya, Kaleerwe, Kamwokya, City Square, where youth were burning tyres and extinguished them.

Military vehicles were seen patrolling the city and its suburbs to quell any potential violence.

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