By Spy Uganda
Shocking details received by this website indicate that the man who was shot dead on Tuesday evening by a Local Defence Unit(LDU) operative was a Uganda Police Force officer’s son.
TheSpy Uganda reported on Tuesday night that police and LDU operatives had shot dead a people power supporter in Nansana, a Kampala suburb.
The incident happened at about 8:00 Pm at Masitowa Stage on Kampala-Hoima Road.
Now details emerging indicate that the victim, who has since been identified as Dan Kyeyune, was son of a police officer identified as David Kabuye, who is attached to Kasubi Police Station.
We have learnt that the police have since taken charge of the burial arrangements for Kyeyune’s of the man who was shot dead by suspected Local Defence Unit personnel at Nansana Township Tuesday evening.
New details emerging from the police indicate that the victim identified as Dan Kyeyune was a son of one of their own, David Kabuye, attached to Kasubi Police Station and will therefore take charge of the burial as a force.
Kampala Metropolitan Police spokesman Patrick Onyango confirmed that the deceased was a son of their officer and they have taken charge of burial arrangement.
“True, he was a son of our officer. Details of the burial arrangement are to be communicated in press release very soon,” Onyango said Wednesday.
Kyeyune’s father is a Special Police Constable, who has worked with police for several years.
Kyeyune, whom People Power pressure group led by Kyaddondo East legislator Robert Kyagulanyi claim to be their member, was shot dead as police, working with Local Defence Unit personnel, were trying to disperse a crowd that had gathered to cheer a Bobi Wine’s convoy.
At the time of the shooting, Bobi Wine and his supporters were returning from Kiboga District for the burial of Ritah Nabukenya, a People Power supporter, who died on Monday in a motor crash.
Nabukenya was allegedly knocked dead in Nakawa, a Kampala suburb, by a police patrol truck, sparking a lot of speculation about circumstances surrounding her death.
However, according to eyewitnesses, when the convoy reached Nansana, police randomly fired bullets and that was when Kyeyune was shot dead near Bank of Africa, opposite Tuskys Supermarket.
The body, soaked in blood, was then picked up by a police patrol vehicle and driven off to City Mortuary for postmortem.
But witnesses said the crowd at the scene pelted police with stones, propelling the officers to fire teargas and bullets to disperse them.
Police in a brief statement on their official social media platforms, said they are still investigating the motive of the shooting.