Mbabazi bodyguard shot in Jinja


Amama rubbing teargas out of his eyes

UPDATE: Police has changed its earlier resolve and made a U-turn re-directing Mbabazi convoy back to Travel hotel in Jinja town to meet his supporters.

Yet once more, the convoy was stopped at about 50 metres towards the hotel by police chief, Haruna Isabirye, warning Amama against addressing supporters.

Earlier story:

Police trucks are currently escorting former Prime Minister, Amama Mbabazi, back to Kampala city after blocking his consultative meeting in Jinja town today.


A policeman fires teargas at Amama supporters

Police started by deploying heavily in Jinja town at the venues earlier booked but later denied to Amama.

Police then intercepted his supporters in Namutumba and teargassed them when he tried to address the crowd.

They further teargassed his supporters in Bugembe town outside Jinja town.

The police then channelled him out of the main road to Kazimingi where he was denied an industrial park for the meeting.

Here the supporters surrounded his car as police fired more teargas at them.


Mbabazi’s bodyguard was shot in the leg

In Jinja town, police besieged Travel hotel where Mbabazi was supposed to meet his coordinators.

Police ordered him off the premises.

When Amama changed the venue to hotel Triangle, he was told by police that the road to the hotel is still under construction upon which he was turned out of Jinja town and escorted back to Kampala.


Police arresting the head of Amama security


In the scuffle, Mbabazi’s car was rammed into by a police mamba while one of his supporters was reportedly shot in the leg by a live bullet.

Josephine Nkangi, Amama’s communications director says the car was not damaged and is still intact.

Meanwhile, the man who was shot in the leg is Mbabazi’s bodyguard and has been rushed to hospital.

The head of Mbabazi security, a one Aine was also arrested by police amid heavy teargas.


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