have fired teargas to disperse angry residents who stormed Mbalala Police
Station today protesting the shooting and detention of revelers on December 31st, 2021.
revelers said Coleb Asiimwe, the OC Mbalala Police Station last night
shot and killed
a 15-year-old girl identified as Shamirah Nantambala, a daughter to
The incident happened few minutes to midnight at Mbalala trading
center while Nantambala was in a group of revelers celebrating the new
Police reportedly also arrested several revelers who were preparing to usher in the New year. Today, residents
stormed the Police Station carrying placards demanding for the resignation of Asiimwe as
well as releasing the arrested residents.
situation forced Police to fire teargas to disperse the irritated
residents. Mukono Division Police Commander Annabella Nyinamahoro was quick to arrive
at the scene and stopped the shooting of teargas.
addressed residents asking them to stay calm since the OC is already arrested
and detained at Mukono division to help in investigations. However,
residents have continued shouting and demanding for the release of the bar
attendants and revelers arrested last night.
DPC bowed to pressure and immediately released four women and also immediately communicated the replacement of Asiimwe with the new
OC identified as Olivia Nabikko who has been shifted from Mukono Division.
headed by bodaboda riders later made a big procession from Mbalala trading
center to Mukono town celebrating the detention of the OC. Sarah Namukasa, a
resident at Mbalala, says the Asiimwe has been oppressing
poor residents and owners of small bars.
in: “Oli agamba nti...
out: ...olwo luggwe.”//
eye witness Charles Muwonge told Uganda Radio Network (URN) that the OC arrived last night on
the patrol shooting at residents who had started the countdown few minutes to
the new year.
in: “Era nabade...
out: ...nju yabwerere.”//
the body of the deceased is currently at Kawolo Hospital Mortuary.