Saturday, May 16, 2020

Photos: Food Vendor Dies After She Was Shot By Police For Flouting COVID-19 Curfew

A food vendor, Evelyn Namulondo, who was shot at Jinja Central market in Uganda, by a police officer on patrol vehicle for defying an all-night curfew has succumbed to the gunshot wounds.

Photos: Food Vendor Dies After She Was Shot By Police For Flouting COVID-19 Curfew

The 35-year-old victim died on Friday morning, May 15, at Jinja regional referral hospital where she was admitted in the emergence ward on Wednesday morning.

Photos: Food Vendor Dies After She Was Shot By Police For Flouting COVID-19 Curfew

Namulondo, had multiple organ failure which lead to her death, according to a doctor.

Photos: Food Vendor Dies After She Was Shot By Police For Flouting COVID-19 Curfew

he said;

We did our best and cleaned her intestines but discovered that the bullet was stuck in the liver, leaving it shattered which endangered other essential body organs. 

Namulondo was heading to Amber Court market from her home in Budhumbuli Ward at around 5 am to purchase fruits on Wednesday morning when she was shot in the abdomen.

Narrating what had happened before she died, Namulondo said that she was travelling with another passenger on a motorcycle when police intercepted them along Kyabazinga Way, but the motorist declined to stop, prompting the officers to open fire.

She said;

We begged the bodaboda man to stop but he refused, which I think angered the policemen to shoot at us. I fell after sustaining injuries. The motorist sped off with the other passenger and all I recall is that the police officers dumped me here [hospital],

According to Abby Ngako, Kiira Region police spokesperson, detectives are yet to ascertain the deceased’s true shooters as their preliminary investigations have confirmed that none of their own was responsible for the shooting.

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