Police Woman Shoots Self in The Leg While Policing Youth Elections

A policewoman has this afternoon been admitted to Mulago hospital after shooting herself in the leg.

The police officer was enforcing law during the ongoing youth elections in Lufula Bwaise II Ward, Kawempe Division.

According to Kampala Metropolitan police, PC Betty Achom, accidentally shot her left ankle as police was handling violent youths.

“PC Betty Achom had loaded her gun and the bullet was already in the chamber.She accidentally touched the trigger thus shuttering her left ankle,” said KMP spokesperson SP Patrick Onyango in a statement.

Onyango said that Police and sister security agencies have successfully provided security to various voting venues for the youth elections.

“The exercise was generally peaceful except minor incidents of violence in some areas such as Mpererwe, Bwaise, Kisowera, Kawempe, Kyebando Nsoba, Kazo, Katabi, Bweyogere, Kiira, Kyaliwajjala and Kireka,” he asserts

However, following chaos in same areas, elections were called off.

Meanwhile, PC Achom is receiving treatment at Mulago Hospital and I steadily improving according to police.


The law enforcement body has appealed to the youth, political aspirants and general public to desist from using violence whenever they have disagreements.

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