Uganda Election: Security Personnel Shoots Supporters of Parliamentary Candidate

A Ugandan security personnel opened fire on supporters of Hassan Kaps Fungaroo, killing one and injuring no fewer than three others.

Fungaroo, a member of the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC), is vying for the Obongi County MP seat in tomorrow’s parliamentary elections.

It was gathered that the incident happened during Fungaroo’s final campaign rally on Tuesday evening.

Norbert Alionzi, 19, a resident of Nakilamigi Village in Obongi Town Council shot dead while three others are currently nursing injuries at Obongi Health Center IV.

Local media reported that the supporters were returning to the area party offices when police and army started firing teargas and live bullets to disperse them.

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Fungaroo said what happened is a sign that this year’s election is “bullets not ballots.”

“It has been hard for the opposition candidates in Obongi and other parts of the country. Wherever we go, we find ourselves being teargassed and fired with live bullets,” he said.

The West Nile police spokesperson, Ms Josephine Angucia, confirmed the incident saying they were carrying out investigations to ascertain whether it was police or army that shot at the people.

“We are yet investigating the circumstance. We will confirm if it was the police or the army that shot. But processions had been banned,” she said.

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