By Spy Uganda
Secrets of Dan Kyeyune, a People Power pressure group member who was allegedly shot dead by a Local Defence Unit (LDU) operative in Nansana, Wakiso district, on Monday evening have been unearthed by our Spies, he was planning to be introduced to his fiancee’s home in May 2020.
Kyeyune was allegedly shot dead during a scuffle that ensued as police tried to disperse People Power supporters in Nansana town who were waving at Kyadondo East Member of Parliament Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine, who heads the pressure group.
But it should be noted that drama ensued on Wednesday as police and People Power supporters fought over Kyeyune’s body. Whereas People Power supporters wanted to take over preparations for his burial, police quickly jumped in and confiscated the corpse from them, before dropping a National Resistance Movement (NRM) flag on the coffin.
Shortly thereafter, a man identified as David Kabuye, who has since been said to be Kyeyune’s stepfather came out and told mourners that the deceased was a staunch NRM member and has never been a member or supporter of Bobi Wine’s People Power pressure group.
But we have since established that Kyeyune lost his father in 2006 and was adopted by his step-father, David Kabuye, a police officer.
Kampala Metropolitan police spokesperson, Patrick Onyango, said they would assist in the burial arrangements.
“Since our own has lost a son, we shall help in arranging the burial ceremony and we are already on ground,” Onyango said.
According to family members, Kyeyune was born in August 1992 in Nakulabye, Kiyaaye Zone 4 in Kampala. He lost his father in 2006 and was adopted by his step-father, David Kabuye, a police officer attached to Nakulabye Police Station. He is survived by a son and widow, who works in Dubai.
He went to Nakulabye Junior School for primary before proceeding to Nakulabye High School where he completed O-Level. Neighbours said he had been working in Kisenyi as a motor vehicle mechanic.
In May last year, Kyeyune visited his wife’s parents and promised that he would be going back for the traditional marriage ceremony.
According to family members, he was planning to be introduced by his fiancée in May this year.
When Kyeyune’s body was handed over to the family last evening by police before withdrawing their forces from the suburb, People Power supporters chanting slogans filled the place, which prompted the police to retrieve the body and declare that they will handle the burial preparations.
While commenting about the deceased, Faith Nakazzi, his mother, said that; “My son did not have any problem ever since he joined People Power group. He has become responsible and more helpful to the family.”
Kyeyune was buried on Thursday in Lwamata Village, Semuto District at 2:00 PM, amidst tight security and police ensured that no People Power demonstrations or ceremonies were carried out during the burial, although Bobi Wine and many of his supporters attended the burial.