The Assistant Inspector General of Police Asan Kasigye has confessed that he has this afternoon survived being lynched in Mityana town.
The soft-spoken was on a field fact finding task trying to assess the situation in the area barely a day after chaos sparked out in the town.
I am on my way from his constituency in Mityana. Survived being lynched myself. https://t.co/lScRAuluUb
— Asan Kasingye (@AKasingye) August 20, 2018
The Sunday afternoon mayhem in Mityana town followed the hoax news that circulated on social media indicating that the area lawmaker Hon. Francis Zaake had passed on.
Hon. Zaake is among the 34 people arrested in Arua following the ugly events of Monday 13th August 2018 as the campaigns came to a close, a crowd in an procession is alleged to have pelted stones at the convoy of H.E the President breaking the rear glass window of one of the cars and later one person was shot dead in this whole fracas.
Among the other arrested is the newly elected Arua Municipality lawmaker Hon. Kassiano Wadir, Jinja East MP Hon. Paul Mweru, Hon. Gerald Karuhanga (Ntungamo municipality), Hon. Kyagulanyi Robert (Kyadondo East), former MP Mike Mabike, Activist Kasule Ismail among others and all these are facing treason charges.
The rioters interfered with traffic flow, burnt tyres on the road (destroying it immensely) and while police was handling these riots, an innocent citizen, Mr. Samuel Ssekiziyivu, a resident of Myanzi, Kassanda District was shot dead. He was travelling in a commuter taxi registration Number UBA 869C in which other five people were also injured.
The injured ones are Mr. Jjingo Lawrence, Ms. Jalia Nakiryowa, Mr. Ssengooba Derrick, Mr. Muwonge Reagan and Mr. Asiimwe David. They received medical attention at Mityana hospital and Mr. Ssengooba Derrick was discharged last evening. The other four have since been referred to Mulago National Referral Hospital for further medical attention.