CCEDU calls for speedy investigations into two people power supporters’ death
By Ritah Ainembabazi
The Citizens’ Coalition for Electoral Democracy (CCEDU) has called on Police to expedite investigations into the death of two people power supporters who died this week under unclear circumstances.
On Monday, Ugandans received sad news of the passing on of a People Power diehard Rita Nabukenya in an accident as described by the Police.
The Police say Nabukenya fell after the motorcycle on which she was travelling, collided with another boda boda, when the rider was overtaking a police patrol vehicle, Reg. No. UP 4841.
However, People Power disputes the Police account and asserts that the Police vehicle knocked Nabukenya knowingly.
Last evening, another people power supporter Dan Kyeyune was shot dead in Nansana by a Local Defense Unit officer who was travelling on a Police Patrol UP 2570.
Now according to Charity Kalebbo Ahimbisibwe the Acting Coordinator CCEDU, these are not isolated cases involving the Police citing the mishandling of a young lady by the name of Mollie Siperia by police during the Makerere strike of 2019.
“CCEDU appreciates the fact that political parties are organizing to participate in the 2021 elections, however, as much as political party actors should be seen to embrace the democratic values of tolerance and peace, the Police should also desist from promoting violence and intimidation among the electorate.” Kalebbo noted in a press statement issued today.
CCEDU demands that the Police meets the People Power leadership over the matter of shooting its supporters and seek peace above accusations and counter-accusations