Special Police Constable David Kabuye has come out accusing Kyadondo East MP Robert Ssentamu Kyagulanyi (Bobi Wine) and his People Power establishment of barefacedly trying to score political points over the body of his son Dan Kyeyune.
Kyeyune, according to police, was shot dead in Nansana during a scuffle on Tuesday evening, when two rowdy groups confronted a police and LDU joint patrol unit.
His death quickly kicked up a storm on social media as People Power members led by Bobi Wine accused the police of killing their colleague.
Bobi Wine claimed Kyeyune was among those waving at him when he was shot.
But Kyeyune’s father, Kabuye on Wednesday dismissed these claims, saying his son has never belonged to People Power.
Kabuye added that that the deceased was in fact a leader in the ruling NRM party.
“He was the youth vice chairman of the NRM in his area,” he said.
Kabuye, who believes his son was “shot accidentally,” went on accuse People Power of trying to gain from this tragic incident.
“Our friends of People Power, whenever they hear of something like this that happened, they rush in and try to tell the world how this person was their member,” he said.
Earlier today, police fired teargas at scores of People Power supporters who gathered at the Mulago Hospital mortuary to pick up Kyeyune’s body.
“The group caused us a lot of problems as we were coming from Mulago; the likes of Latif (Sebaggala). They were shouting that this was their person, but I told them this was my son and he was an NRM member,” Kabuye said.
“They kept putting berets on the casket and I kept removing them and throwing them away.”
Police by Wednesday evening said they were still hunting for the person that shot Kyeyune.
The Police also promised to take care of the entire burial arrangements.