Police are blaming the death of Yasin Kawuma, the driver of the Kyadondo East legislator, Robert Kyagulanyi on the supporters of Kasiano Wadri, the independent candidate for the Arua Municipality MP seat.
Kawuma was shot dead on Monday evening around Hotel Pacific in Arua town while driving in a tundra registration number UAT 416K. Police Spokesperson, Emilian Kayima, says people dressed in Wadri’s campaign t-shirts began pelting the presidents convoy with stones forcing security to open fire.
“At around 6:30 this evening, the president’s motorcade was attacked by hooligans at Prison Cell in Arua Municipality as the president left Boma grounds where he had held the last rally for his candidate,” Kayima said.
Adding that, “one of the president’s lead cars was attacked and smashed by the hooligans donning T-shirts of Mr. Kasiano Wadri. Security force quickly intervened to calm down the situation but the situation became riotous as many were throwing stones at the convoy of the president, which is unacceptable. Unfortunately in the scuffle one person was fatally injured.”
Scene of crime officers have since taken charge of the scene of shooting. It is still unclear who exactly fired the bullet that killed Kawuma. Police have also confiscated a grader registration number UAP 064R that was being used by Wadri’s campaign team.
The grader was confiscated when it allegedly intercepted the President’s convoy at as he was heading to Boma Ground to campaign for the National Resistance Movement-NRM party candidate, Nusura Tiperu.
Kayima says, “A number of suspects have been arrested for intercepting the President’s convoys as investigations continue to establish their motive.”