Police truck crashes Bobi Wine supporters in Mukono

A police truck has knocked and injured supporters of National Unity Platform (NUP) party in Mukono district.

The police truck Monday rammed into Bobi Wine’s supporters who were riding on a motorcycle in a procession at Mayangayanga along Nagoje road.

The presidential candidate was heading to Buikwe amid police blockade.

The crowd was cheering at him when a police vehicle crashed them from behind.

One person is reported to have died and five others admitted to hospital with serious injuries.

Nakifuma County NUP flag bearer,  Fred Ssimbwa identified the deceased as Jonathan Ssempala, a resident of Nakifuma.

Kampala metropolitan police spokesperson, Patrick Onyango, told Daily Monitor that two motorcycle riders were riding carelessly ahead of the police truck while carrying two passengers each and yet the road was slippery, rendering them vulnerable to accident.

One of the motorcycles slid and fell under the police car.

One of the riders fell on the vehicle while his colleague escaped with the motorcycle.

He said one of the victims was rushed to hospital in serious condition.

A victim identified as Steven Sebuliba from Nakifuma County received first aid at Kawolo hospital.

In February this year, a police patrol allegedly knocked down Ritah Nabukenya, a People Power supporter in Nakawa Division who later died.

On August 6, 2019, Hakim Ssekamwa was allegedly knocked by a police patrol truck in Luweero Town as Bobi Wine and his supporters returned from a funeral in the same district.

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