It is alleged that Ssenyonga, a resident of Kilyowa village in Njeru municipality in Buikwe district was riding a passenger on a motorcycle registration number; UDV 455N to unidentified location when the LDUs who had staged a road block outside the farm ordered them to stop in vain.
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Twenty-seven- year old Robert Ssenyonga is lying unconscious in
the emergency unit at Jinja Regional Referral Hospital after being hit on the
head by a Local Defense Unit-LDU officer at Njeru stock farm on Tuesday.
is alleged that Ssenyonga, a resident of Kilyowa
village in Njeru Municipality in Buikwe district was riding a passenger on a
motorcycle registration number; UDV 455N to unidentified location when the LDUs
who had staged a roadblock outside the farm ordered them to stop in vain.
prompted the unidentified LDU to pluck off the
magazine of his AK-47 and used it to hit Ssenyonga’s head. Ssenyonga fell off
the motorcycle but the LDU picked his magazine and left him bleeding on the
road. He was later rushed to Jinja Hospital by police.
Nool Nankumba, one of the eyewitnesses says that he saw the
LDU hitting their colleague and then returned to collect his magazine without
minding about the wellbeing of the injured person.
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Frank Ariyo, a friend to Ssenyonga says that his colleague was
severely injured and is in dire need of urgent healthcare.
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Hellen Butoto, the Sezibwa Region Police spokesperson confirmed
the incident but declined to divulge details.
Charles Etilu, the in charge of the emergency ward says Ssenyonga
is in critical condition and has been put on life support temporarily to
stabilize his condition before further examination.