Police in Katwe has responded and stopped an illegal eviction that was being conducted at around 9pm in Kyampa Zone, Makindye II Parish in Kampala City by a group of over 20 people , armed with clubs, hammers and machetes.
The armed violent group immediately started demolishing rental units that were occupied by 9 families .
Police strongly believes that they were hired to carry out an illegal eviction and it could be the reason why they were carrying it out at night under the cover of darkness by-passing the right procedures.
The affected families and concerned residents immediately informed our police at Katwe about the disturbing conduct of the armed and violent group , who responded immediately .
Upon arrival , response teams tried to block and stop the destruction of houses and illegal eviction but faced resistance from some of the members of the group.
During the scuffle one member of the armed and violent group was fatally wounded which prompted the other members to flee.
“We strongly condemn such unlawful acts , and we are going to make sure that the perpetrators including the mastermind are arrested for Prosecution,” said Asp Luke Owoyesigyire
Deputy PRO KMP.
Police officers have secured the scene and continue to provide security to the affected families.
The body of the deceased person has been conveyed city mortuary mulago for postmortem.