DP fan shot dead, 3 injured at rally

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Democratic Party (DP) supporter was on Friday evening killed and three others severely injured while attending a rally.

The incident happened at Nakatoogo playground, Nabigasa Sub County in Kyotera District.

The rally was organised by John Paul Mpalanyi, a DP flag bearer for the Kyotera County parliamentary seat.

Police identified the deceased as Mr Richard Kayabula, 44, a businessman in Nakatoogo trading center.

The injured include Mike Nalima, 20, a barber in Nakatoogo Trading Centre, Ester Nabbaale,13 a Primary Seven pupil of Nakatoogo Primary School and Hakim Walukagga, 35 a farmer in the same area.

Patrick Kintu Kisekulo, the Kyotera district Chairperson, told Daily Monitor that police shot at people deliberately even when they had not done anything wrong.

“Police led by the Kyotera District Police Commander Judith Akello stormed the venue and approached me saying they had received intelligence information that we had kidnapped someone from a rival camp. I told her that such information was not true, but a few minutes later, her people went on to fire teargas and bullets killing one of our supporters,” he said

Kisekuulo, who seeks to retain his seat, lost to Charles Lubega Ziriddamu in the recent National Resistance Movement party primaries, but refused to support the official flag bearer and stood as independent.

Currently, he moves with Opposition candidates at all their campaign rallies.

Credit: Daily Monitor

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