The opposition pressure group, People Power Movement on Friday paid a visit to the burial site of their slain supporter Rita Nabukenya.
“Yesterday (Friday) would have been Rita Nabukenya’s birthday. Yesterday also marked five months since she was brutally murdered by the State in cold blood. These brothers and sisters went and visited her burial grounds to pay respects and condole with the family,” said People Power leader Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu commonly known as Bobi Wine on Saturday.
He added, “one of the critical things that define us as a movement is that in People Power, we are family. We must all strive to build bonds that cannot be shaken by money, broken by intimidation or slowed down by the absence of any of us in the body.”
The death of Nabukenya on February 24, 2020, who was allegedly knocked down in Nakawa, Kampala sparked a lot of controversies.
According to Bobi Wine, Nabukenya was run over by a Police patrol vehicle just hours after his consultative meeting at Pope Paul Memorial Hotel in Ndeeba, Kampala that had been blocked by the police.
The police have since refuted the claims that the deceased was knocked by the police vehicle.
The Kampala Metropolitan Police spokesperson Luke Owoyesigire was quoted in February saying that Nabukenya, a resident of Bunamwaya was seriously injured after falling off a boda boda on which she was traveling.
Owoyesigire said that Nabukenya fell after the rider of the bodaboda tried to overtake a police patrol vehicle Reg. No UP 4841.
The Registration number of the bodaboda on which Nabukenya was traveling according to Owoyesigire was UEY 675 P.
At the beginning of March, the Inspector General of Police Martin Okoth Ochola ordered traffic police to conduct separate investigations into the accident that ended Nabukenya’s life.