KAMPALA — People Power head offices in Kamwokya, Kampala, were on Thursday the scene of teargas as police battled members of National Unity Platform who were protesting the recent shooting at their office by music promoter Charles Orema alias Sipapa.
The socialite last Tuesday shot at NUP offices injuring one staff at the gate.
On Thursday, NUP supporters blocked Old Kira road right and burnt old vehicle tyres, forcing a traffic gridlock.
The activists accused police of failing to take action against the continued provocation by Sipapa despite filing several complaints at Kira Road Police Station.
They claimed that Sipapa has repeatedly sneaked in the area and fired at them without any provocation.
This forced police to use tear gas and live bullets to disperse them leading to running battles.
Martin Sseku, one of the protesters said they want the Inspector General of Police, Martin Okoth Ochola to explain where Sipapa got the firearms he uses to terrorize them.
He also explained that they decided to take to the streets to express their dissatisfaction following the police failure to arrest the provocative music promoter who has repeatedly threatened to kill them.
On Tuesday, Charles Twine, the Spokesperson of the Criminal Investigations Directorate told journalists that they are investigating the accusations brought against the music promoter.