KAMULI – Supporters of the People Power pressure group flocked Namisambya village in Kamuli district on Sunday to bid farewell to Charles Mutyabule, a People Power supporter who was knocked dead on Saturday, July 18 while escorting People Power principal Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine.
People Power spokesperson Joel Ssenyonyi who represented Bobi Wine at the burial ceremony urged the government to stop harassing and killing supporters of the musician turned politician.
“When President Museveni and his group became disgruntled after the flawed elections of 1980, they got guns and fought the government of Milton Obote but for us we are using peaceful means and there is no need to harass us,” Senyonyi said.
He urged People Power supporters in Busoga sub-region not to be cowed by the government’s act of brutality, adding that the brutality meted on Bobi Wine’s supporters is a sign of a collapsing regime.
Former Bugabula county MP Asuman Kiyingi urged People Power supporters to shun violence
“You need to exercise restraint because violence will not work and will only create more problems and lead to loss of lives,” Kiyingi said.
Mutyabule, who has been a boda boda rider in Jinja district, was allegedly knocked dead in Mabira by a Police patrol car as he and scores of other boda boda riders were escorting the People Power principal who was heading to Kampala after being hosted on Baba FM, a local radio station owned by Jinja West MP Moses Grace Balyeku.
Police has however denied that the deceased was knocked by a police car.