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KCCA Enforcement Officers Charged for Causing Vendor’s Death

Riots broke out last week in Kampala following the drowning of Oliver Basemera

Four Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) officers who were arrested after allegedly causing the death of a street vendor to drowned in Nakivubo channel, have been charged this afternoon before Nakawa Magistrates Court.

The officers; Tito Kagiri, Eria Wasswa, Moses Tebyasa and Faruk Mpiima were charged with manslaughter.

These were aligned before Nakawa chief magistrate Lilian Buchana and read charges of causing unlawful death of  Oliver Basemera on the 4th/August 2017, around Mukwano Road roundabout in Kampala

All four denied charges, and through their lawyer Hillary Musimenta  applied to be released on bail

They were released on a cash bail of 500,000 shillings each, whereas their sureties were ordered to sign a 3 million shillings bond each to ensure that they remind the accused to return in court on August 21.

The state Prosecutor Anne Ntimba informed court that investigations in the matter are still underway

Last week riots broke out in Kampala city center as vendors carrying Basemera’s body protested against the brutality of some enforcement officers which forced Police to fire bullets in air as one of the means to disperse them.

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