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Somber moods as police kill 5 NUP supporters, 6 others under critical condition

A somber mood has engulfed the National Unity Platform community in Mukono after six of their colleagues got involved in a serious motor accident.

Six of the supporters who have been travelling in a Super Custom vehicle have been rushed Kawolo hospital in Lugazi municipality under critical condition.

The van crashed in the middle of a sugarcane plantation at Nagojje where police diverted NUP presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi’s convoy from accessing the major trading centres of Mayangayanga, Namataba and Kayanja.

According to Benard Ssempaka four of the injured NUP supporters are currently in the intensive care unit. He notes that they are currently attended to by health workers though they are still in comma.

One of the survivors, Margret Ssimbwa the wife of the Nakifuma County NUP flagbearer Fred Ssimbwa, says the driver lost control after police fired tear gas to stop them from following Kyagulanyi.

“The road is too slippery, it needed driving with a lot of care but after police firing teargas, the driver lost control making the vehicle overturn,” said Ssimbwa.

Meanwhile, there is slow traffic flow after police mounting roadblocks along Kampala-Jinja road to prevent Kyagulanyi supporters from proceeding with the journey.

Earlier on the day, 5 people were knocked dead by speeding police cars.

 

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