3 dead, 34 injured, dozens arrested in Bobi Wine city riots

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Police has confirmed that three innocent lives have been lost as a result of the violent fracas in the city.

These include; Mwanje Sandi, a 35 year old male adult of Katwe, Juma Sendagire, a 27 year old male adult of Lusanja Kitezi and Amasi from Kubbiri.

They died during violent demonstrations calling for the release of presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine on Wednesday.

“We do extend our sympathies to their families,” said police spokesperson CP Fred Enanga.

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He said the cause of death will be revealed after conducting post mortem examination.

A total of 34 people sustained injuries during the violent confrontations and were rushed to Mulago National Referral hospital for further medical attention.

The Joint Security Task Force shall not allow for such acts of violence to escalate into a civil crisis, he noted.

“Our quick reaction, CCTV monitoring and crowd control dispersal teams managed to suppress the violent groups with teargas and other non-lethal weapons.”

Several suspects have been arrested and will be screened once the operations have normalized.

“We are therefore, requesting members of the public to stay calm, as we counter the violent demonstrators.”

“We urge all voters to know that it is their democratic right to support candidates of their choice. They should therefore, avoid such violent confrontations to achieve that goal.”

“As we conclude, we want to remind all candidates to ensure they observe the guidelines that were issued by the Electoral Commission.”

He said they were meant to help candidates campaign safely and reduce the risks of covid-19 transmission.

“We are confident we shall counter all these threats aimed at disrupting the electoral process and deliver a peaceful campaign to all Ugandans.”

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