Police teargas and rubber on Tuesday afternoon fired bullets to disperse rowdy people who attacked police and KCCA enforcement team while conducting an operation against illegal vendors selling items around the Old Taxi Park.
Patrick Onyango the Kampala Metropolitan police spokesperson says that this, is the second form of attack on KCCA Law Enforcement Officers by violent vendors and activists in the Central Business District.
“Due to the hostile environment, police fired teargas and rubber bullets to disperse the violent crowd that was obstructing and attacking the Enforcement Officers. In the process, three people were injured” Onyango says.
Those injured include; a mother and her daughter Rachel Nankya, a student of Lugazi Mixed SSS. The other victim was only identified as Jimmy. The former were rushed to Mulago National referral hospital by police where they are undergoing treatment and are out of danger.
“We are still awaiting the scan results and full medical report from the hospital to establish the nature of injuries to help determine whether they are due to shootings or crash injuries in attempt to escape from the hostile setting” Onyango noted.
Currently, the CID commander at Kampala Metropolitan police is heading the investigations and has documented the scene, obtained the relevant witness statements and other evidence of material value. The commander has also check on the patients at the hospital.
Onyango added that the enforcement team that participated in the operation has also been summoned to record statements and give an account on what happened during the incident.
He called upon members of the public to help guard against such violent incidents.