MASAKA — Presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine has visited Ashraf Kasirye, a journalist working with Ghetto TV who was shot at this morning.
Mr. Ashraf in critical condition is receiving treatment at Masaka Regional Referral Hospital after he was shot on head in chaos that ensued as police tried to disperse supporters of Bobi Wine.
“These are pictures from hospital, where our brother Kasirye Ashraf was rushed to immediately after being shot on the head! Pleading with God to save the life of this wonderful soul”
“To you Gen. Museveni and the criminals you command to target and murder Ugandans, you must understand that your time is soon running out. This is our country,” a post on his Facebook indicated.
Eyewitness say Kasirye was shot as Bobi Wine was leaving Masaka District after attending prayers at Our Lady of Sorrows, Kitovu Cathedral.
During the mass, Bobi Wine reportedly told the congregation that they had been shot at and teargassed several times yet he had not broken any law.
“We are ready to suffer for the truth because we break no law. Even when we are shot at by bullets, teargassed or pepper sprayed,” he was quoted as saying.
Other witnesses say members of the army and police, including some men in plain clothes opened fire with live rounds in Kyabakuza township on Sunday as hundreds of people waited for Bobi Wine trailed Bobi Wine — prompting security officers to disperse them. Bobi was leaving for Lwengo and Bukomansimbi where he’s suppoed to campaign today.
PML Daily has seen footage showing multiple people being carried to Masaka Referral Hospital apparently injured in the scuffle.
These also include NTV journalist, Ali Mivule who was also hit by a yet to be identified object on the thigh.