Police denies killing People Power’s Ritah Nabukenya

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Ritah Nabukenya

Police has distanced itself from claims by People Power Movement leader Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine accusing the force of killing one of his supporters.

Kampala Metropolitan deputy police spokesperson, Luke Owoyesigyire, said there was an accident Monday at around 8:00am behind Nakawa market as one heads to Nakawa Division Headquarters.

In the accident, motorcycle UEY 675P was trying to overtake a police patrol vehicle number UP 4841 but unfortunately collided with another motorcycle whose registration was not captured immediately because he fled the scene.

The passenger identified as Nabukenya Ritah, a resident of Bunamwaya, sustained serious injuries after she fell off the motorcycle.

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The patrol car rushed her to Mulago hospital.

“We have gotten to learn that Nabukenya succumbed to the injuries she sustained during this accident and passed on,” Luke said.

He said traffic police at Jinja Road Police has now opened up inquiries into the matter with the aim of ascertaining what exactly happened.

Police is also looking for the other ride who is still on the run.

“We have recorded statements from eyewitnesses and the crew of the 999 patrol vehicle. We shall retrieve the CCTV footage to confirm what happened,” he noted.  

The body is at city mortuary in Mulago for a post-mortem as investigations continue.

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