KAMPALA – Senior police officers led by the Chief Political Commissar, AIGP Asan Kasingye, on Monday, March 23, 2020, visited Lowenah Nankya, a senior six student of Lugazi Mixed School, who on March 11, 2020 was shot in the mouth together with her mother during an operation against street vendors.
The police officers, who also included Assistant Inspector General of Police Andrew Sorowen, visited the family at their home in Masajja, Makindye Division, Kampala.
The family then narrated the events of the shooting and shared with the officers the results of the scan. Medical reports show that the student lost 7 teeth sustained a split jaw, damaged nerves and bullet wounds.
Kasingye apologized to the family over the shooting. However, details of the meeting were not shared to the press. The officers are expected to brief the IGP on the status of the family welfare and health condition.
The family lawyer, Allan Mulindwa, says they have written to Inspector General of Police, Martin Okoth Ochola and KCCA ED, Engineer Andrew Kitaka to compensate the two victims for permanent damage to the tune of Shillings 1 billion. Mulindwa says they are determined to pursue police and KCCA should they fail to comply with their demands.
The Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga, ordered police to cater for the medical bills of the injured student.
Police leadership has since suspended at least four Police Constables attached to Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) who were involved in the March 11 operation against street vendors.
One of the eyewitnesses, Suubi Muyingo, said the girl was moving with her mother when the chaos started and she stopped to see what was happening. At the moment, riot police officers also known as Field Force Police (FFP) wearing helmets opened fire at vendors and pedestrians.