On the 10/03/2020, at around 1pm, an enforcement team from KCCA that was supported by Police met some resistance while conducting an enforcement operation against illegal vendors selling items around Old Taxi Park. This was 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; they include a mother and her daughter Rachel Nankya, a student of Lugazi Mixed SSS. The other victim was only identified as Jimmy. The mother and daughter were rushed to Mulago National Referral Hospital by our teams, where they are getting treatment and now 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 attempts to escape from the hostile setting.
The CID Commander at KMP is heading the investigations and has documented the scene, obtained relevant witness statements and other evidence of material value. He has also checked on the patient at the Hospital. The enforcement team that participated in yesterday’s operation has been summoned to record statements and give an account on what happened during the incident.
As we continue supporting the enforcement operations by KCCA, we call upon all members of the business community, under its jurisdiction to abide with the laws and regulations of the Authority, to help guard against such incidents.
You will be updated progressively.
SP Patrick Onyango
KMP – Spokesperson
11th March 2020