At least one person was last night shot dead during protests calling for the release of Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi.
The deceased has been identified by police as Vincent Sserugaya, who was shot by a police officer in Bukalamuli village in Kyeginza Sub County in the district of Gomba, where Hon Kyagulanyi hails from.
Police says its officers had deployed in the area in response to reports that some protesters were burning tires in the middle of the road.
These are said to have been protesting against the re-arresting and charging of Mr Bobi Wine with treason charges, shortly after he was released by the Military Court in Gulu.
Francis Chemusto, the RPC Katonga region, says when police officers arrived at the scene, they found that indeed the group of protesters were destroying property and burning tires.
The deceased according to Chemosto, “dashed into his house which is nearby and picked an axe and a panga and charged at officers that had responded to the incident.”
“In self-defence, the officer shot and injured Mr Vincent Sserugaya who regrettably succumbed to the gunshot wound while he was being taken to Gombe Hospital for treatment.”
Chemusto says the officer who fired the shots was arrested and is currently in detention, while the body was taken to Gombe Hospital for post-mortem.
Sserugaya brings to three, the number of people that have been shot dead in protests following the arrest and detention of Bobi Wine, together with four other MPs and opposition supporters in Arua last week.