The police are yet to establish circumstances under which one man was killed in Nansana and his body found in a pool of blood next to Bank of Africa.
The deceased is Dan Kyeyune, a resident of Nakulabye and son to police officer Kabuye David who is attached to Kasubi Police Station.
According to Luke Owoyesigyire, the Deputy Police spokesperson Kampala Metropolitan area, at about 7:30PM on Tuesday evening, the Joint Security Patrol team at Nansana Municipality, in Wakiso district, was confronted by a violent procession that disrupted traffic flow and business around Masitowa area in Nansana for almost two hours.
The rowdy crowd would later be joined by another group from Nansana that disrupted traffic flow along the highway; those armed with sticks started beating bystanders and other road users.
He added that although the Police gave several commands to the violent crowd, on motorcycles, motor vehicles, and on foot to disperse; they absolutely disregarded our instructions, and aggressively approached the joint team of patrollers, others dangerously pelting stones at them. The team used several crowd dispersal methods that included the use of batons, teargas and bullets.
“In the heat of the moment, the body of a male adult, allegedly shot dead by unknown persons, was found near Bank of Africa, Nansana Branch. The patrollers retrieved the body of the victim amidst hostilities and transported it to City Mortuary Mulago for post mortem analysis. The deceased has been identified as Dan Kyeyune, a resident of Nakulabye” He noted.
The IGP Marti Okoth Ochola has since reached out to the family and also expressed his heartfelt condolence to Kabuye over his son’s loss as well as the immediate family of the deceased, all friends and relatives.
Police also took care of the burial expenses.
The IGP has also instructed the Directorate of Criminal Investigations to thoroughly investigate the shooting incident, while a task team has reconstructed the scene and is reviewing among other things recordings from the CCTV cameras, 999, dispatch and accounts from witnesses.
The team recovered three spent cartridges, a stone, and one left sandal from the scene, close to the body. Also, all the patrollers on duty last night, are being interviewed and their weapons, exhibited for further forensic analysis.
The incident had earlier been linked to a political standoff between police and the People Power Supporters, with some claiming the deceased had been shot in the head by an officer of the law while escorting Bobi Wine, and others claimed the killing was about a woman the duo was allegedly fighting over.