RUKUNGIRI TOGIKWATAKO BATTLE SURVIVORS DISCHARGED
By Edson Kinene
Two of the six opposition supporters that were admitted at St. Karoli
Lwanga hospital Nyakibale after sustain serious injuries, following
the Wednesday Togikwatako scuffle between police and opposition supporters have been discharged.
The two are Nalisi Muhumuza 21 who was shot and Aryasingura Davison 20 who was hit with a tear gas canister on the face.
The other four including the Farouk Bagirana 28 a resident of
Nyakagyeme who was shot in the right thigh and genitals remain
admitted in bad conditions.
Others are Aijukira Junior 18years a resident of Rwakabengo who was
shot in the leg, Julius Turyomunsi, 29 a resident of Nyakagyeme, shot
in the back, Christopher Muhwezi 29, a resident of Kyatoko shot in the
The In charges causalities ward Beneth Twongyeirwe confirmed to the
discharge of the two saying that all the remaining are also
Police fired live bullets and tear gas to disperse FDC supporters who
had turned up to give support to the FDC presidential candidate
Patrick Amuriat Oboi.
Amuriat was to campaign in Rukungiri to solicit for votes but
the rally was turned into a consultative meeting on the article 102(b)
Patrick Amuriat Oboi was accompanied by the Former FDC presidential candidate Dr. Kiiza Besigye, Kampala Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago and Ingrid Turinawe.
In the scuffle the then Rukungiri district police commander; Richard
Emuna and his community liaison officer; John Barugahare sustained
serious injuries in the running battles with the opposition
Barugahare is currently admitted at Ruharo eye center in Mbarara waiting operation on his eye.
Source: www.mknewslink.com a western Uganda news website.