KAMPALA – Police and sister security agencies have August 17,2020 successfully provided security to various voting venues for youth elections, Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson Patrick Onyango has said.
According to Onyango, 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 revealed that in Lufula Bwaise II Ward, Kawempe Division, PC Betty Achom, accidentally shot her left leg ankle as police was handling the violent youth.
“PC Achom had loaded her gun and the bullet was already in the chamber,” he said in a statement.
Onyango further noted that she accidentally touched the trigger thus shuttering her left ankle.
He, however, said PC Achom is in good state receiving treatment at Mulago Hospital.
He noted that following chaos in same areas, elections were called off.
“We appeal to the youth, political aspirants and general public to desist from using violence whenever they have issues,”reads the statement in part.