KAMPALA – Police have summoned KCCA law enforcement officers to explain circumstances under which a woman and her daughter were shot during an operation against street vendors in Kampala city on Tuesday, March 10.
Rachel Nankya, a student of Lugazi Mixed SSS, her mother and another man only identified as Jimmy were seriously injured during the shooting around Old Taxi Park. Nankya was shot in the mouth as police and KCCA law enforcement officers battled vendors who were resisting eviction.
In a statement issued on Wednesday, 11 March 2020, Mr Patrick Onyango, the Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson, said police were forced to fire teargas and rubber bullets to disperse the violent crowd.
“The mother and daughter were rushed to Mulago National Referral Hospital by our team, where they are getting treatment and now out of danger. We are still awaiting the scan results and full medical report from the Hospital to establish the nature of injures to help determine whether they are due to shootings or crash injuries in attempts to escape from the hostile setting,” Mr Onyango said in a statement.
“The CID Commander at KMP is heading the investigations and has documented the scene, obtained relevant witness statements and other evidence of material value. He has also checked on the patient at the Hospital. The enforcement team that participated in yesterday’s operation has been summoned to record statements and give an account on what happened during the incident,” he added.
Mr Onyango urged all members of the business community to abide with the laws and regulations of KCCA to help guard against such incidents.