NRM Has Condemned Shooting of Journalists by Security Personnel
The National Resistance Movement (NRM) party director for Communications Hon Emmanuel Dombo has condemned the security personnel’s shooting of journalists during presidential campaigns which he said was not necessary.
“Shooting the Fourth Estate or any Ugandan is uncalled for,” Mr. Dombo stated on his twitter handle.
On Sunday morning, reports emerged that Ashiraf Kasirye, a journalist working for National Unity Platform presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi Sentamu had been shot and was in critical condition.
Hon. Kyagulanyi on Sunday morning, attended prayers at Kitovu in Masaka City after which he got involved in a scuffle with police who had set up a check point to stop crowds from gathering in the city.
According to police, they instructed Kyagulanyi and his team to use an alternative route which the team defied, leading to a scuffle.
A police statement issued Sunday afternoon indicates that Kasirye was injured in the same scuffle.