Teargas, 5 arrested in Kisekka protest


Police dispersing the crowds using water canons


Five people are reported to have been arrested in a demonstration that rocked Kisekka market in down town Kampala Tuesday.

The traders at Kisekka market were protesting against a directive by Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) stopping them from operating along road sides.

KCCA officials moved early in the morning to evict vendors operating on roadsides igniting a scuffle.

Business, according to eyewitnesses, came to a standstill as the chaos ensued prompting police to heavily deploy at the market.

Traders reportedly attempted to create a path in the enclosed construction site sparking a running battle coupled with teargas from the armed anti-riot squad.

Four people were badly suffocated and five others arrested.

The injured were whisked off to Mulago hospital for treatment.

Kisekka is one of Kampala’s most volatile spots and hotbeds of mass protests.


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