Youth elections have been called off in some areas in Kampala Metropolitan area due to chaos.
According to Patrick Onyango the Kampala Metropolitan police spokesperson, at Lufula Bwaise II Ward, Kawempe Division, a one PC Betty Achom accidentally shot her left leg ankle as police was handling the violent youth.
“PC Betty Achom had loaded her gun and the bullet was already in the chamber. She accidentally touched the trigger thus shuttering her left ankle. She is in good state receiving treatment at Mulago Hospital” Onyango says.
On Monday morning, Police and sister security agencies successfully provided security to various voting venues for youth elections, Onyango says.
He noted that the exercise was generally peaceful except minor incidents of violence in some areas such as Mpererwe, Bwaise, Kisowera, Kawempe, Kyebando Nsoba, Kazo, Katabi, Bweyogere, Kiira, Kyaliwajjala and Kireka.
“We appeal to the youth, political aspirants and general public to desist from using violence whenever they have issues”