Kampala High Court awards renowned artist Moses Ssali alias Bebe Cool damages amounting to UGX 380 million following his shooting three years ago by a police officer.
The award is to cover up general damages that he suffered when he was shot at by Anthony Achikan.
Initially, Bebe Cool who sustained serious broken limbs demanded for UGX 800 million to cover loss of income for a period of 9 to 12 months when he claimed he was hospitalized and later confined to a wheel chair. He says during the period, he was forced to cancel concerts which would have earned him that much.
He also claimed that he was engaged in promoting companies like MTN (U), Century Bottling Co Ltd and that he would earn UGX 2 million per week from the activity.
Further, the reggae star claimed that at the time of the shooting, he was to produce 16 songs in preparation for his album launch and that this album was expected to earn him between UGX 1.8 billion and UGX 2.5 billion.
However in his judgment, Justice Benjamin Kabiito noted that Bebe Cool did not adduce any evidence in court to show that he lost such an income. He however awarded him UGX 380 million as general damages for the personal injuries he suffered.