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Man Shot Dead in Uganda

Man shot dead

Uganda, Kampala -Uganda police have shot dead one person during a joint opposition consultation rally in Rukungiri district.

Trouble started after police tried to block an opposition consultative meeting on the presidential limit at Rukungiri stadium.

Angry opposition supporters tried to force their way into the stadium forcing police to fire live bullets at them.

The deceased has been identified as Edison Nasasira alias Kakuru, a resident of Rukungiri municipality. He succumbed to the gunshot wounds minutes after arriving at Rukungiri hospital. Another opposition activist was also hit..

The officers also shot at the vehicle of Dr. Kiiza Besigye, who was the former presidential candidate for the Forum For Democratic Change Party.

Following the shooting angry opposition activists stormed the home of the killer cop and vandalised his property. Last week opposition legislators embarked on nationwide consultations on the proposed scrapping of the 75 year age cap in the Ugandan constitution.

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